Women in Revolt! Mini-series: 5. A Time of Possibility

Curator Linsey Young finds out about group exhibitions by women of colour in the 1980s.

Joined by artists and curators, she explores how their shows made women of colour visible and expressed the politics and realities of their experiences.

From ‘CopyArt’ based on photographic self-portraits, to a giant avenging hindu goddess Kali, their work challenged stereotypes and was variously celebratory, sorrowful, satirical and urgent.

Featuring Marlene Smith, Rita Keegan, Sutapa Biswas and Nina Edge.

Please note, this episode contains references to police violence at 14:28 – 19:30 and hate speech at 28:42 – 29:18.

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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