GENDER BIAS & RESTORING THE BALANCE: UNDERNEATH AT LAWRENCE ALKIN
To accompany it’s current exhibition Underneath, in collaboration with ArtleadHer, Lawrence Alkin Gallery recently held a panel to discuss Gender Bias towards women artists in the art world. Chaired by Susan Mumford, founder of the Association of Women Art Dealers, artists Elizabeth Waggett and Zoe Grace joined ArtleadHer’s founder Mashonda Tifrere to discuss inequalities between male and female artists, with art adviser Anda, providing a male perspective on a female-centric stage.
Mumford began the discussion at the Hospital Club with the definition of the word ‘bias’, explaining that we cannot do something until we are aware of it. She further stated the importance of women in higher positions being aware of this bias. Anda stepped in to add that in the luxury buying sector, most of his clients are women, so it would make sense for there to be more women in the industry.