Found Cities, Lost Objects: Women in the City

Found Cities, Lost Objects: Women in the City

20 May - 13 Aug 2023


Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1PX


20 May - 13 Aug 2023


Found Cities, Lost Objects: Women in the City, is a national touring exhibition curated for the Arts Council Collection by Turner Prize-winning artist and cultural activist Lubaina Himid CBE.

This exhibition of over 60 works, including some by Bristol-based artists, presents a wide array of modern and contemporary art, including painting, sculpture, photography and film from both the Arts Council Collection and artists’ studios.

The work in this exhibition can sometimes appear challenging and encourages visitors to view the city through a woman’s eyes, questioning our understanding of the urban city. Found Cities, Lost Objects addresses themes ranging from safety and navigation to concepts of belonging and power and fun, freedom and discovery.

Included in the exhibition are works from the Arts Council Collection by Found Cities, Lost Objects features works by Sophie Calle, Helen Cammock, Milena Dragicevic, Anthea Hamilton, Young In Hong, Markéta Luskačová, Margaret Murray, Cornelia Parker, susan pui san lok, Hannah Starkey and Magda Stawarska-Beavan, among others

We are excited to include work by Bristol artists Valda Jackson, Mellony Taper, Beth Carter RWA, Huma Mulji, and Veronica Vickery, amongst others.


Free exhibition tours included in the ticket price every Tuesday lunchtime at 12.00 and at other times on demand. For more information please click here

Please enjoy this introduction to the Found Cities, Lost Objects: Women in the City exhibition in British Sign Language (BSL)  made by Signs of Art.

This exhibition has been made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council Collection and our sponsors Bishop Fleming.





ImageMellony Taper, Renamed City, 2022. Digital Print on bed sheet


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