Radical women’s art collective revisited in exhibition and talk

Fitzrovia News

There will be an exhibition of posters and a discussion about a 1970s women’s art collective tonight (Friday 26 June) as part of Fitzrovia Festival 2015.

Silk screen printed poster. Capitalism also depends on domestic labour. One of many posters produced by the collective. Source: See Red Women’s Workshop.

Set up in the mid-1970s the See Red Women’s Workshop produced posters to challenge chauvinist views of women.

Three former art students met through an ad placed in Red Rag — a radical feminist magazine — asking for women interested in forming a group to look at and combat the negative images of women in advertising and the media.

See Red grew out of that meeting and a collective was formed producing silk screened posters for the women’s liberation movement as well as for radical community groups and others on request.

Their first workshop was a squat in Camden Town but after a brick was thrown through the window…

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Radical women’s art collective revisited in exhibition and talk

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