Book Event


Katy Hessel

The Story of Women in Art

Sunday 25th September, 12.30-1.30pm

Robert Graves Tent


How many women artists do you know? Who makes art history? Did women even work as artists before the twentieth century? And what is the Baroque anyway?

Have your sense of art history overturned, and your eyes opened to many art forms often overlooked or dismissed. From the Cornish coast to Manhattan, Nigeria to Japan, this is the story of art for our times - one with women at its heart, brought together for the first time by Katy Hessel, art historian, presenter and curator dedicated to celebrating female artists.

It’s a long way before the balance is truly redressed but this is a good start.’ Tracey Emin

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