Charleston

This Dark Country: Women artists of the 20th century

Part of the Beyond Bloomsbury series. Rebecca Birrell explores the lives and work of the women artists who were never given the limelight they deserved.

Nina Hamnett; Ethel Sands; Vanessa Bell; Gwen John: often overlooked and by no means household names.

In this lunchtime talk, Rebecca Birrell brings these shadowy figures into the light, combining biography and art criticism. The talk will investigate the structures of intimacy that make – and dismantle – our worlds and looks at the artist and the model.