This exhibition is an eclectic mix of artworks that have been produced by 15 artists from very different times, backgrounds and cultures. But there is something all the artworks have in common¬ - a representation of the Female Face with an ability to draw us in and arouse our curiosity.
Who is this woman?
What does her face tell us about her life?
Does her face make me reflect on my own life?
The artworks vary in age and medium from the exquisite 18th century handmade Japanese woodblock prints of the legendary Utamaro, to the turn of the 19th century graphic artists, represented by original lithographs from Toulouse-Lautrec and Mucha. The early 20th century is represented with etchings and drawings from Chimot and Laurencin. The exhibition also displays contemporary photography from Burt Glinn, Edward S Curtis, Fritz Henle, Barry McKinley and Vagelis Poulis, and recent drawings by Emma Bradford, Ishma Alvi and Lilly Antoneavic.