Click on the link above to read the review of the Strong and Stable exhibition at the Asylum Chapel

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  • Over 20 female artists have their say on a blank canvas on the subject of coercive control and sexual abuse. The canvases will then be assembled into billboards, which serve as a reclaimed space, where the female voice can be heard. 
  • Private View Saturday 30th June6-10pm

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We have exciting news to share with you:  Pillow Talk is part of the Uniqlo Tate Lates February programme. Please come and support us in the VOTE100 celebrations on Level 2, in the Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, Bankside on Friday 23 February 6-10pm.

Tate Modern is at the heart of a cross-site national celebration to mark the centenary of the vote and they have a wide ranging programme planned leading up to International Women's Day on 8 March.


Social 2 




conversations with women


collaboration with the WOMEN’S ART LIBRARY


Conceived by Melissa Budasz

Curated by Melissa Budasz, Moira Jarvis, Jasmine Pradissitto, Kim Thornton

Pillow Talk is a collection of art pillows that captures stories giving a visual dialogue on women’s histories, experiences and psyches. Sixty hand painted, printed, appliqued and sewn pillows explore diverse themes ranging from love, memory and loss, to science and the environment, to politics and war.

The pillows are laid out on the floor in the shape of the female symbol and visitors are offered a place to sit, read and have conversations. At its heart, sits a mobile library full of publications, catalogues, magazines and ephemera about women artists, echoing the themes of the pillows and selected from the Women’s Art Library - women being inspired by women.

Paying homage to the centenary of women getting the vote in February 1918, Pillow Talk contributes to a collective multi-layered memory of women’s art history and the achievements of contemporary women artists.

SLWA artist and photographer YOKE MATZE is in an exhibition at the Museum de Fundatie/Kasteel het Nijenhuis in the Netherlands.


Dates: 7 Feb-4 Sept 2018

Here is the translation of the text:

In 1977 photographer Yoke Matze visited Paul Citroen in his studio in Wassenaar. 

There he worked on a portrait of the important German photographer Otto Umbehr (1902-1980), better known as 'Umbo’. 

Umbehr was a friend of Citroen. They both worked at the Bauhaus in Germany. With him Paul Citroen performed his first photo experiments.

De Fundatie has recently been able to acquire 18 photographic prints of this Dutch photographer who has lived and worked in London for 35 years. 

The series of photographs that Matze made is a nice addition to the largest Citroen collection in the Netherlands, which also includes the Umbo painting.

In Kasteel het Nijenhuis photo series and portrait are combined.

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Image: Yoke Matze, Paul Citroen working on a portrait of Otto Umbehr, 1977. 
Museum de Fundatie (copyright © Yoke Matze)
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