Women in Revolt! Mini-series: 2. There’s Something Not Right Here

Curator Linsey Young hears from women who were making work in the 1970s that commented on their roles in the family and in the home. From performing as a pregnant bunny girl in a cage at an agricultural show, to baking a life-sized family in a mobile home, their wildly original work received no attention in the art press.

She also uncovers the origins of the Women’s Art Library in the late 1970s, when art history was almost exclusively male, and contemporary women artists faced an extremely challenging environment.

Featuring Su Richardson, members of See Red Women’s Workshop (Pru Stevenson, Suzy Mackie and Anne Robinson), Shirley Cameron, Bobby Baker, Gee Vaucher and Felicity Allen.

Please note, this episode contains references to domestic violence at 35:19 – 38.55.

See the Women in Revolt! exhibition at Tate Britain 8 November 2023 – 7 April 2024, at National Galleries of Scotland, Modern, Edinburgh 25 May 2024 – 26 January 2025, and at The Whitworth, University of Manchester, 7 March – 24 August 2025.

The Women in Revolt! podcast series was made possible by the generous support of Lubaina Himid.

Concept by Linsey Young. Research, interviews, recording, editing and production by Rosie Oliver for Tickertape Productions. Sound by Chris Maclean. Music from White Mice by Mo-dettes.

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