Women in Revolt! Mini-series: 6. Tough!

In our final episode of this mini-series, curator Linsey Young hears from women artists, photographers, film-makers and activists who were responding to the political upheavals in the 1980s. 

From photographs of protests such as the Greenham women’s peace camps to films about AIDS and racist attacks, their work documented and commented on the intense struggles and conflicts of the time.

Linsey also finds out how the changing political landscape impacted on women’s ability to make and show political work.

Featuring Pru Stevenson of See Red Women’s Workshop, Roshini Kempadoo, Loraine Leeson, Rita Keegan, Pratibha Parmar, Sutapa Biswas and Marlene Smith.

Please note, this episode contains references to hate speech at 30:40 – 32:40 and racist attacks at 32:40 – 36:00.

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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