Portrayed! 25 years of inspiring women

Tuesday 26 May to Sunday 7 June 2015

Alla Broeksmit painting Liz MacDonald

‘The International Women’s Forum UK is commemorating its 25th Anniversary with a portrait exhibition of 16 of its most inspiring  women – its 4 founders and first 12 chairs.

IWF UK is part of the International Women’s Forum, an organisation which advances leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world’s most pre-eminent women of significant and diverse achievement. With over 5000 women leaders across 6 continents and 33 nations, the IWF has unprecedented global reach to exchange ideas, learn and inspire, and promote better leadership for a changing world.

The portraits have been created by artists in the Lots Road Group - artists who all studied at The Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea, one of the few art colleges that focus purely on portraiture, figurative painting and sculpture.  Together they have captured in oils, acrylics, pastel, and print the 16 women who founded or chaired IWF UK during its first 25 years.

The related catalogue will be available online and will contain brief biographical information about artists and sitters and a brief account of what it was like for each artist to portray the women who provided the inspiration for these portraits.’