Tate Exchange: the Famous Women Project

Tate Exchange: the Famous Women Project
Tate Exchange: the Famous Women Project

Venue: Tate Liverpool
Dates: 08/04/2019 - 14/04/2019
Times: 10:00 - 18:00

8–14 APRIL 2019 AT 10.00–18.00

The Famous Women project invites you to look back through history and choose your own hero or heroine

Get inspiration from a replica of The Famous Women Dinner Service 1932, a feminist ceramic artwork by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, which features portraits of famous women from history. This work will be shown alongside a contemporary version painted by University of Central Lancashire students, featuring heroes chosen by the Fawcett Society, Girl Guides, Walthamstow School Sixth Formers and participants at the Paul Mellon Centre’s ‘Famous Women’ dinner party.

Join in and create a paper plate for your own hero or heroine. You can take them home or hang them on our wall of inspiration.


Tuesday 9 April: Afternoon activities with curatorial students from Liverpool John Moores University.

Thursday 11 April: Morning talks about the women featured in the Famous Women Dinner Service from Liverpool John Moores University Art History students. And in the afternoon art-making activities with Liverpool John Moores University Fine Art Students.

Friday 12 April: Afternoon talks by Dr Amy Binns and Dr Hana Leaper and a film screening of The Famous Women Dinner Service: In Collaboration with Contemporary Art.

Saturday 13 April: A discussion and art activities with Liverpool School of Art and Design Saturday Club members and their families.

The Famous Women Project at Tate Exchange is run by Dr Amy Binns and Dr Hana Leaper, with support from University of Central Lancaster, Liverpool John Moores University, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Tate Liverpool.