Pen Dalton: “Different Strokes”

27 Feb 2017 – 11 Mar 2017

Regular hours

10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry


Westminster Reference Library

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Tube: Charing X / Leicester Square
  • Charing Cross

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Dalton’s work spanned feminist and working class interventions from the 1970s to 1990s.


Prints and writing from this period can be seen in The Women Artist’s Archive, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Musee D’Affiches, Paris, The Working Class Movement Library and in her many academic publications. She will be taking part in “Mining the Gap” on 11th March at Tate Britain which will be revisiting those radical years.

Dalton has always had an interest in relationships between image and word and the recent paintings on show here are informed by semiotics: ‘abstract’ colours, tones, textures, mediums and techniques act as signifiers that trigger complex chains of association. The title of the exhibition: ‘different strokes’ evokes references to the marks made by the paintbrush, but also other differences - of race, gender and class. 

Dalton’s artworks have recently been shown at the ART+TEXT exhibition in Bristol and past exhibition venues include The William Morris Gallery, Huddersfield and Norwich Art Galleries and are in private collections including the Priseman-Seabrook Collection, Swindon Art Museum and Komechak Art Gallery in Texas.  She will be taking part in the Contemporary Masters from Britain exhibition in Yantai and Nanjing Art Galleries in 2017. 

Dalton was trained at Goldsmiths School of Art, Brighton University and Plymouth University – where she gained a PhD in Creative Studies.  She now lives and works in Walthamstow, East London.    

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