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Bloomsbury Festival 17-21 October 2018

Book a place on one of the free tours of the Government Art Collection this September. Visit our new Collection-based exhibition, go behind the scenes and find out how the Collection operates.

A CHOGM tour taking place at the GAC

Taking Up Space, a new display at the Government Art Collection

100 years on from the momentous passing of the Representation of the People Act which paved the way for women’s right to vote, the debate about women’s presence in the UK public realm continues. This year’s Bloomsbury Festival’s theme is Activists and Architects of Change.

Taking up Space brings together works by women artists in the Government Art Collection that challenge the concept of public space. Architecture, mapping and communication are all areas investigated in this exhibition which features works by Gillian Wearing, Rachel Whiteread, Cornelia Parker, Anne Tallentire, Phoebe Boswell and Emma Hart.

Book a place on one of the free curator-led tours to find out more about how women have been historically kept out of the public domain, or silenced in it, and reflect on what it means when a woman takes up space. All tours are free, last an hour and are aimed at those over 16 years old. The GAC premises are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Bloomsbury Festival 17-21 October 2018 free ticket booking website, via our externally hosted provider, Eventbrite.