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Painting of a woman in long black dress with a young child walking along the shore with Tenby in the background

Curator’s Introduction to Gwen John


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Discover the life and art of Gwen John with Alicia Foster, the curator and author behind our exhibition, Gwen John: Life and Art in London and Paris.

In this talk, Alicia will delve into the fascinating story of this talented Welsh painter, exploring her unique style, influences and her life and career in London and Paris. Drawing on her extensive research and experience curating the exhibition, Alicia will provide an insightful look into Gwen John’s world. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of this remarkable artist.

There will be a book signing after the talk until 7:30pm, giving you the chance to meet Alicia and purchase a copy of her new book, Gwen John, Art and Life in London and Paris.


Book your tickets

Tickets cost £15 and include a glass of wine or a soft drink.

Our galleries, including the Gwen John: Life and Art in London and Paris exhibition will be open until 8pm. If you would also like to visit the exhibitions, you can book your a half-price ticket here. (Entry to the galleries is not included in event ticket).

Book cover featuring a portrait of a woman from the shoulders up holding a letter in her right hand. She has brown hair tied back and wears a grey top. Above her head in white writing it says Gwen John.

Speaker bio - Dr. Alicia Foster

Dr Alicia Foster is an art historian, curator and novelist. She curated the first ever museum show of Jessica Dismorr’s work for Pallant House Gallery, Radical Women: Jessica Dismorr and her Contemporaries, in 2019, and wrote the accompanying highly praised book (Lund Humphries).

Previous publications include Gwen John (Tate, third edition, 2015), the first complete survey of women artists in Tate collections Tate Women Artists (Tate, 2004) and a monograph on Nina Hamnett (Eiderdown Press, 2021). Her novel Warpaint was published by Penguin/Figtree in 2013.