Exhibition Talk – 40 Years of Women Artists

Free Exhibition Talk

Saturday 7 June, 2pm

Join Collections Curator Julie Brown for an informal look at the exhibition.



Free, just dop in.


40 Years of Women Artists

As this year is the 40th anniversary of the Garman Ryan Collection, gifted to Walsall by two inspirational women, Kathleen Garman and Sally Ryan, this exhibition celebrates the women who have formed part of our Permanent Collection over the last forty years.


There are lots of stories of influential women intertwined in the Garman Ryan Collectioin. The Garman sisters, who hailed from Wednesbury and were daughters of a local doctor, were radical and unconvential. They became part of the bohemian milieu of artistic life in London in the interwar period, breaking away from the traditional role of women in those days.