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Talk & Discussion: Women Artists Now

Discussion of the new book ‘Contemporary British Women Artist’ and issues arising from it with the author Rebecca Fortnum, writer Paula Smithard and Professor Reina Lewis.

Coinciding with the book launch and exhibition 'Contemporary British Women Artists, in their own words' at Foyer Space, Camberwell College of Arts, there will be a discussion of the book and issues arising from it with the author Rebecca Fortnum, Senior Lecturer (Camberwell College of Arts), writer Paula Smithard, Lecturer (Central St Martins) and Professor Reina Lewis, Artscom Centenary Professor in Fashion Studies (London College of Fashion).

Paula Smithard teaches Historical and Theoretical Studies at Central St Martins and undertakes research that explores feminist art practice and its legacy. Recent publications include The Story of Another Eye: Helen Chadwick in n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, vol. 14 2004, and Female Imagery: “an interestingly campy provincialism?” in ed. Pat Morton, Pop Culture and Post-War American Taste, 1960-1975 (Blackwell, New Interventions in Art History series, forthcoming 2007).

Professor Reina Lewis is author of Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel and the Ottoman Harem (IB Tauris, 2004) and editor (with Nancy Micklewright) of Gender, Modernity and Liberty: Middle Eastern and Western Feminisms: A Critical Reader (IB Tauris 2006) and (with Sara Mills) Feminist Postcolonial Theory: A Reader, (Edinburgh University Press, 2003).

Rebecca Fortnum is an artist and Senior Lecturer at Camberwell College of Art, where she teaches on the undergraduate programmes in Painting and Drawing. She is also a Research Fellow at The Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University leading the Visual Intelligences Research Project. She was a contributor to Unframed, the practices and politics of women's contemporary painting edited by Rosemary Betterton (IB Tauris, 2005).



Rebecca Fortnum | talks
Paula Smithard | talks
Professor Reina Lewis | talks


Date and Time:

21 February 2007 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Lecture Hall, Peckham Road
Camberwell College of Arts
Peckham Road

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Camberwell College of Arts
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