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Contemporary Women Artists

Fiona Rae
by Gautier Deblonde
NPG x76639

Past display archive 
22 October 2001 - 24 February 2002

Bookshop Gallery


A complementary display of photographic portraits will be on view in the Bookshop Gallery to coincide with Mirror Mirror. The display includes Mona Hatoum by Toby Glanville, Tess Jaray by Nicholas Sinclair and Sonia Boyce by Donald MacLellan. Also on display, for the first time, is a portrait by Lord Snowdon of Prunella Clough who sadly died recently.

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From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

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Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.

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