Gwen John: A Radical Life in Art

Sun 22 Oct View Performances & Book Tickets

Running Time (INCLUDING ANY INTERVALS): 45 minutes



“Gwen John: A Radical Life in Art” 

Professor Maggie Humm, author of RADICAL WOMAN & Annabel Abbs, author of WINDSWEPT: WHY WOMEN WALK


This year, with the spotlight clearly on Gwen John with a high-profile exhibition at Pallant House Gallery (the first solo exhibition of John’s work since 1926), Maggie Humm and Annabel Abbs will be in conversation about what the celebrated artist can teach the women of today about how to live a life of creativity, purpose, and independence. They will discuss their award-winning books, A RADICAL WOMAN: GWEN JOHN & RODIN and WINDSWEPT: WHY WOMEN WALK, both of which centre John’s work and life.


Annabel Abbs is a writer of highly acclaimed fiction and non-fiction. Her first novel, THE JOYCE GIRL, won the Impress New Writer Prize and was translated into 12 languages.  Her second novel, FRIEDA: THE REAL LADY CHATTERLEY, was a Times Book of the Year 2018, and translated into eight languages. Her third, THE AGE-WELL PROJECT, was published in June 2019.  Her fourth book, WINDSWEPT: WHY WOMEN WALK, a memoir and history of walking women, including Gwen John, was shortlisted for several awards in the UK and the US. Her fifth book, international best-seller, THE LANGUAGE OF FOOD, tells the fictionalised story of cookery writer, Eliza Acton and has been translated into 20 languages Her most recent nonfiction book, 52 WAYS TO WALK, explores the art and science of walking

Professor Maggie Humm’s novel RADICAL WOMAN: GWEN JOHN & RODIN (EER 2023) is a fictional autobiography of Gwen and her tumultuous affair with Auguste Rodin the sculptor and was short-listed for the Page Turner Award 2022. Her debut novel TALLAND HOUSE (SWP 2020), was shortlisted for the Impress Prize, Fresher Fiction Prize, Retreat West Prize and Eyelands Prize and longlisted by the Historical Writers’ Association. Talland House was one of the Washington Independent Review of Books ‘51 Favorite Books of 2020′, 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in Historical Fiction and 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize Shortlist. She is also the author of fourteen academic books including the best-selling MODERN FEMINISMS, and several books on Virginia Woolf.

Early bird discount 10% off all tickets booked before 31st July
Multibuy discount 10% off when you book tickets to 6 or more talks.

Sunday 22 October 2023
 Band A20+ Tickets Left
Under 26£4.00
Under 18 Free

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