For the second piece in the Pioneering Women series, I'm celebrating the work of painter, illustrator and muralist Mary Adshead (1904-1995), especially her wartime murals for Birmingham.
This post, the second in a series of bite-size introductions to arts organisations in modern Britain, explores art and activism at the Artists International Association, 1933-1971.
Inspired by a new exhibition of Japanese Red Cross posters at New York’s Poster House, this post explores how interwar posters were used to shape public behaviour.
This month I've been preparing for my Monday Lecture at the Birmingham and Midland Institute (BMI) on 28 October.
My piece on the recent exhibition Fifty Works by Fifty British Women Artists 1900-1950 is available now at Decorating Dissidence issue 4.
This weekend I shared my research into WWII factory canteen concerts at the ‘Play and its Potential Publics’ symposium at the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL.
This post, the first in a new series on Pioneering Women, explores the forgotten women who, as secretaries, administrators and committee members, worked to extend public access to the arts in the first half of the twentieth century.