In 2011 a Borchard self-portrait competition was held to signal the centenary of her birth as well as a means of bringing the collection up to date. Celia Paul's poignant, even desolate study was the winner and other participants whose work has since been purchased include Mary Mabbutt, Maggi Hambling and Marcelle Hanselaar. In the original collection there were only five women artists and their greater representation now is not a matter of a feminist redressing of the gender balance but simply a recognition of quality. The current exhibition includes thirty new acquisitions, as well as selected works from the original collection of 101 paintings.
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