Rogue Women was founded by Jen Orpin and Margaret Cahill after many discussions surrounding the gender imbalance in the arts.
In 2019 and 2023 in response to this we organised and co-curated two hugely successful exhibitions of all female artists entitled ROGUE WOMEN. This was shown in the large ground floor Rogue Studios Gallery Space with most female studio members taking part.
The exhibition brought together and celebrated the work of over 40 women artists from Manchester and around the UK, including young emerging artists alongside established international artists working in varied disciplines.
Our stand at The Manchester Contemporary brings this exhibition to a wider audience. It shows the work of a small selection of these artists alongside a comprehensive list of Rogue Women.
Throughout art history women have been largely invisible, ignored and excluded. Our aim is to place women in the spotlight, show solidarity and to continue the discourse around these issues.