The Art of Julia Tant: ‘…put the art where the people are’

Julia Tant posterAn exhibition at Carnegie Library for the month of September 2014.

Julia Tant is a campaigner, writer and artist who lived and worked in Herne Hill, until recently suffering ill health.

Julia did not go to art school until she was 45, and completed her degree in Fine Art & Critical Studies from Central St. Martin's aged 50. The subject matter of Julia's work was frequently women, homosexuality, class and children. She helped organise the first women's liberation conference in the UK.  Julia showed her work in many places, including restaurants and shops as well as galleries.  She believed we should 'Put the art where the people are, as well as get the people to go where the art is'.

Julia helped save Carnegie Library from threatened closure in 1999.

Exhibition open during library opening hours until the end of September.


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