Studio Activity: We Make Art History

We Make Art History is a participatory activity on the Eranda Studio floor, inviting visitors to contribute the name of a photographer or artist who they feel has been overlooked. 

The activity is designed by artist Sarah Carne in collaboration with the Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths University of London in the context of the Tish Murtha: Works 1976-1991 and Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive exhibitions.

Contributions will be deposited in the Women's Art Library.


Open variable hours, continuing until 14 October 2018

Sarah Carne’s practice includes video, photography, interventions and writing. She is currently artist in residence at the Women’s Art Library where she is exploring ideas around status, value, access and confidence through the intersections of gender and age. We Make Art History continues her interest, manifested originally in the video and accompanying pamphlet I’m Looking for Barbara, in making visible artists and photographers whose work has been overlooked, Here the process invites multiple voices to contribute to this documenting and considers some of the reasons why so many have been previously unrecorded in archives, publications and libraries.

The Women's Art Library is a Special Collection based in the library of Goldsmiths University of London. It was first conceived in the late 1970s as a slide library, and through collecting catalogues, photographs, ephemera and archives, it has grown to inspire publications, artworks, exhibitions, reading groups and research focused on women artists. The collection celebrates women who self-identify as artists and includes the Women of Colour Index. The Women's Art Library is a constantly developing collection.