Now You see Us: Women Artists in Britain 1520 – 1920

Lecture by Dr Frankie Dytor

St James the Less Church and Tate Britain

Coffee · Lecture · Lunch · Exhibition

5th June 2024

Now You see Us: Women Artists in Britain 1520 – 1920 celebrates the women that challenged society’s expectations through making careers as artists and taking part in public exhibitions. The exhibition includes works by artists spanning from the Tudor Period to the First World War, including Mary Beale, Angelica Kauffman, Elizabeth Butler and Laura Knight. We will investigate the ways in which these artists overcame the gender inequality of their period by advocating for equal access to art training and academy membership, as well as by daring to paint subjects that were usually preserved for their male counterparts: battle scenes, the nude, and history paintings. The exhibition brings together over 150 works by the female artists that changed the course of Art History and paved the way for future generations of women to be a part of it.

The lecture will prepare you for the exhibition so that you can make the most of your time in the gallery and gain the greatest insight into the works. Please join us for lunch afterwards at Osteria Dell’Angolo.

Order of Events

10.30 Coffee at Tate Britain

11.00 Lecture for Artemisia Members in the Monk Room at St James the Less Church by Dr Frankie Dytor

12.30 Lunch at Osteria Dell’Angolo

14.00 Exhibition at Tate Britain – Women Artists in Britain 1520 – 1920


Coffee                                                                                                 Complimentary

Lecture                                                                                               £27.00 + (£2.96 booking fee)

Lecture and Lunch (2 courses, wine and coffee)              £72.00 + (£6.71 booking fee)


Please note you must purchase your own tickets to the exhibition from the Tate Britain website. This allows you to choose the time you want to enter and to use any discounts or memberships you may have.

Tate Britain Exhibition tickets 

If you would like further information please email me on [email protected] or call 01379 871800.