Hi there! Thanks for stopping by this site featuring all things women artists.

I am 26 year-old curator, writer, broadcaster, and art historian based in London, UK, and I run @thegreatwomenartists, an Instagram account that has celebrated women artists on a daily basis since October 2015. 

In October 2020, I made my TV debut writing and presenting a programme on Artemisia Gentileschi for BBC Four.


I write and host a weekly podcast, The Great Women Artists Podcast, which was listed as British Vogue and Evening Standard's Best Podcasts 2020, where I have interviewed over forty guests, including Turner Prize-winner Lubaina Himid, and acclaimed writer Olivia Laing. I also host Dior's podcast, Dior Talks – Feminist Art, and interviews include Tracey Emin and Judy Chicago.


Writing about art in an accessible and fun manner, my goal is to readdress the gender imbalance in the art world by reinserting women of all backgrounds back into the canon of art history. 

I have written extensively on women artists, including a written interview with Zadie Smith and Toyin Ojih Odutola, and regularly lecture on the subject for Intelligence SquaredThe National Gallery, Courtauld, Tate, Cambridge University, Pallant House Gallery, Christie's, and more; presented numerous films for BBC, DiorTate, Royal Academy of Arts, Sotheby's, Hauser & WirthNational Portrait Gallery, and Barbican, and more; audio for Selfridges, BBC Radio 3 & 4; and have been featured by The Sunday Times, ES Magazine, i-D, among others

In April 2020, I curated a group exhibition for Timothy Taylor Gallery, and in June–July 2019, I organised an exhibition at Victoria Miro, featuring María Berrío, Caroline Walker, and Flora Yukhnovich. 


In February 2019 I curated an area of Tate Modern for their February Tate Late, and have curated exhibitions at TJ Boulting, Mother London, and two annual six-week residencies at Palazzo Monti in 2018 and 2019. 

For International Women's Day in March 2018 and 2019, I took over Tate's Instagram account, and I work in Special Projects at Victoria Miro.


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For any presenting or broadcasting enquiries, I am represented by Vanessa Fogarty at Curtis Brown: 


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