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Our latest exhibition, Reframed: The Woman in the Window explores the enduring legacy of the ‘woman in the window’ motif. A fascinating artistic tradition that has travelled through 3000 years of art history, the simple composition of a woman in a window continues to inspire artists to this day. Part of this enduring appeal is its openness to interpretation: it often involves us in a narrative, inviting us to consider the woman, the space she inhabits, and our relationship to her through our own perspective.  

We explored this through a series of conversations with people from our local community, where we invited participants and groups to talk about what some of the artworks in the exhibition meant to them.

You can read full transcripts of the conversations here as well as extracts from the discussions throughout the exhibition in our ‘Another Perspective’ labels. You can also listen to some of our (or the voices of) community participants reflecting on the artworks in our guide on the Bloomberg Connects app

The exhibition features a new animation commission, created by animation artist, Eve Travers, titled The Frame - watch it below. Inspired by the conversations we held our local community groups, the film underscores the way we all interpret the ‘woman in the window’ motif in our own way. Thank you to all of those involved in this project.  

Community Groups: 

Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) 

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark  

Trinity Secondary School 

Paxton Green Time Bank 

Under 30s scheme 

Youth Volunteer Interpretation Programme 

Wom+ns Creative Network, Brixton