This exhibition marks the first three years of the Freelands Award and draws attention to the fourth iteration of our research report into opportunities for female artists in the UK. It includes works by the first three recipients of the award – Jacqueline Donachie (2016, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh), Lis Rhodes (2017, Nottingham Contemporary) and Veronica Ryan (2018, Spike Island, Bristol). The exhibition features Donachie’s An Era of Small Pleasures, a major sculptural installation; Rhodes’s Notes from Light Music, a seminal film from 1975–77 made in response to the absence of female composers from the classical canon, and Veronica Ryan’s Salvage.
Lygia Clark & Veronica Ryan
in ‘Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945’, Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition, UK