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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.