Shifting Subjects

2 Sep 2015 – 31 Oct 2015

Event times

Tuesday to Saturday 10-5pm

Cost of entry


Abbey Walk Gallery

Grimsby, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 5 mins walk from Grimsby train and bus station

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Contemporary Women Telling the Self through the Visual Arts


One of the characteristic features of women's self-portraiture lies in the production of imagery which suggest the shifting and provisional nature of identity, rather than its unity or fixity.

The Shifting Subjects exhibition brings two iconic photographic self-portraits by Sarah Lucas created in the 1990's as part of the then emergent Young British Artists movement, to be considered alongside recent autobiographical artworks by contemporary women artists. 

Supported by The Arts Council England

Sarah Lucas, Self Portrait with Fried Eggs 1996 from Self-Portraits 1990-1998, 1999.

Copyright the artist.  Courtest of Sadie Coles HQ, London

Kindly on loan from Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London.

Exhibiting artists

Linda Ingham

Sarah Lucas

Sarah Lucas

Miranda Whall

Wendy Elia

Margaret Ashman

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