New research from the Freelands Foundation has shown that although 66% of postgraduate arts students in 2017 were female, just under a third of artists represented by London’s major galleries were women.
In 2017, just 22% of solo shows presented by major London non-commercial galleries were by women artists.
To help rectify this, two female curators have set up '21st Century Women', an exhibition of all British female artists at Unit London gallery in Mayfair.
The exhibition "examines the role of women in contemporary society; others who are motivated by the body politics surrounding the objectification of the female form; and those who question the fractured sense of being that many contemporary women feel today. Some of the artists included have chosen work that is not intended to be read and interpreted through the lens of their sex". It is "a show about the freedom of women to make the art that they choose".
The exhibition runs at the Unit London Gallery in Mayfair until 3rd November.