26th April - 23rd July 2017


This exhibition of over 80 diverse artists follows the evolution of British women artists as satirists, humorists and storytellers. Many combine all three talents and have produced work in a variety of forms. In recent years the rise of small press and the graphic novel has seen an increasing number of women appear in print. Here is just a sample of some of the artists included in the exhibition:

Mary Darly [fl. 1760-1781] printseller, artist  and author of Principles of Caricatura (1762) the first book on the art of caricature.

Marie Duval an early artist in the nineteenth century magazine Judy.

Suffragette and early twentieth century postcard artists - The Suffragette Atelier and Mabel Lucie Attwell

Cartoonists drawing for mainstream publications such as Punch and Private Eye - Anton, Sally Artz, Grizelda, Kathryn Lamb, Annie Tempest

Political and joke cartoonists such -   Jacky Fleming, Angela Martin, Viv Quillin

Strip cartoonists and caricaturists  -  Ros Asquith, Kate Charlesworth, Cath Jackson, Simone Lia

Comic artists and graphic novelists  - Rachael Ball, Karrie Fransman, Posy Simmonds and Una