‘Take one, leave one’ part of show at Tate Late

You can see Take one, leave one amongst other pillow artworks made by members of the SLWA at the next Uniqlo Tate Late! – we’ll be on Level 2 in the Blavatnik Building on Friday 23rd February from 18:00 – 22:00.


Pillow Talk is a collection of women artists that captures stories giving a visual dialogue on women’s histories, experiences and psyches. Sixty hand painted, printed, appliqued and sewn pillows explore diverse themes ranging from love, memory and loss, to science and the environment, to politics and war. The pillows are laid out on the oor in the shape of the female symbol and visitors are offered a place to sit, read and have conversations. At its heart, sits a mobile library full of publications, catalogues, magazines and ephemera about women artists, echoing the themes of the pillows and selected by the Women’s Art Library – women being inspired by women. Paying homage to the centenary of women getting the vote in February 1918, Pillow Talk contributes to a collective multi-layered memory of women’s art history and the achievements of contemporary women artists.

—SLWA curators, Melissa Budasz, Moira Jarvis Jasmine Pradissitto and Kim Thornton


Flier for Pillow Talk at Tate Late

Pillow Talk; Conversations with Women – South London Women Artists and Women’s Art Library at Uniqlo Tate Lates (click for flier – PDF)


2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote for the first time in British parliamentary elections. We celebrate women in the arts with a vibrant mix of art, music, film, drop in workshops, pop up talks and street food.

—Tate Modern


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