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Lives of Artists Not Wives of Artists
Lives of Artists Not Wives of Artists

Lives of Artists Not Wives of Artists 1984


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Lives of Artists Not Wives of Artists 1984

43 mins United Kingdom Director. Rowena Rowling

This carefully composed film challenges the patriarchal hierarchies which restrict female artists' access to the art world. Five women artists contest the "hierarchy of art forms" which defines much art by women as "craft". Paula Rego, Alexis Hunter, Mary Kelly, Flick Allen and Tina Keane offer their interpretations of what it means to be a female artist, interwoven with examples of their wide-ranging conceptual, figurative and performance art.

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Directed by

Rowena Rowling


Paula Rego

Mary Kelly

Alexis Hunter

Flick Allen


Campaigning film


Conceptual art Keane, Tina (1948- ) Kelly, Mary (1941- ) Hunter, Alexis (1948-2014) Allen, Flick (c.1955- ) Rego, Paula (1953- ) Artists Arts Women Performance artists


The Arts on Film




United Kingdom

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