Women in Focus

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Part One: Women Behind the Lens 5th May – 11th November 2018



Part Two: Women in Front of the Lens 1st December 2018 – 9th June 2019



Women in Focus is a year-long exhibition that explores the role of women in photography, both as producers and subjects of images. The exhibition draws on works from the permanent photographic collections at Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales and comprises two parts:



Part One: Women Behind the Lens celebrates the role and contribution of women throughout the history of photography, from the first pioneering women photographers in Wales, Mary Dillwyn and Thereza Mary Dillwyn, to emerging contemporary practitioners including Chloe Dewe Mathews, Bieke Depoorter and Clementine Schneidermann.



Part Two: Women in Front of the Lens explores the representation of women as subjects in photography, from intimate and playful 19th century staged family portraits by John Dillwyn Llewelyn and Robert Thompson Crawshay, to more contemporary depictions that capture the innate beauty of womanhood. Part Two also seeks to examine how photography has been used to mis-represent women through direct or indirect objectification, an issue that has particular currency in today’s climate.



Women in Focus has been programmed to coincide with the centenary of the Representation of the People’s Act 1918, which enabled some women over the age of 30 the right to vote for the first time. This Act marked a key moment in the fight for universal suffrage.



Amgueddfa Cymru would like to thank David Hurn for his support. The exhibition features a number of recent acquisitions that David has gifted to the Museum, continuing his tradition of swapping prints.

Selection of further exhibitions in: United kingdom

20.06.2018 - 06.01.2019
The Wallace Collection
Manchester Square
London

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01.08.2016 - 30.12.2018
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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05.06.2018 - 30.09.2018
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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16.06.2018 - 09.09.2018
National Museum & Gallery Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff

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27.08.2018 - 03.03.2019
10.05.2017 - 07.10.2018
Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
London

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12.06.2017 - 19.08.2018
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
London

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22.07.2018 - 01.02.2019
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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26.04.2018 - 27.08.2018
23.09.2017 - 14.01.2019
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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22.07.2018 - 15.09.2018
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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28.03.2017 - 12.08.2018
04.11.2018 - 03.02.2019
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
London

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18.04.2018 - 19.11.2019
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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01.09.2017 - 28.01.2019
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London

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02.11.2016 - 20.11.2020
UCL Art Museum
Gower Street
London

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26.05.2017 - 09.09.2018
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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Women in Focus National Museum & Gallery Cardiff Main address: National Museum & Gallery Cardiff Cathays Park CF10 3NP Cardiff, United kingdom National Museum & Gallery Cardiff Cathays Park CF10 3NP Cardiff, United kingdom Part One: Women Behind the Lens 5th May – 11th November 2018



Part Two: Women in Front of the Lens 1st December 2018 – 9th June 2019



Women in Focus is a year-long exhibition that explores the role of women in photography, both as producers and subjects of images. The exhibition draws on works from the permanent photographic collections at Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales and comprises two parts:



Part One: Women Behind the Lens celebrates the role and contribution of women throughout the history of photography, from the first pioneering women photographers in Wales, Mary Dillwyn and Thereza Mary Dillwyn, to emerging contemporary practitioners including Chloe Dewe Mathews, Bieke Depoorter and Clementine Schneidermann.



Part Two: Women in Front of the Lens explores the representation of women as subjects in photography, from intimate and playful 19th century staged family portraits by John Dillwyn Llewelyn and Robert Thompson Crawshay, to more contemporary depictions that capture the innate beauty of womanhood. Part Two also seeks to examine how photography has been used to mis-represent women through direct or indirect objectification, an issue that has particular currency in today’s climate.



Women in Focus has been programmed to coincide with the centenary of the Representation of the People’s Act 1918, which enabled some women over the age of 30 the right to vote for the first time. This Act marked a key moment in the fight for universal suffrage.



Amgueddfa Cymru would like to thank David Hurn for his support. The exhibition features a number of recent acquisitions that David has gifted to the Museum, continuing his tradition of swapping prints.
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