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Women's Work is Caroline Walker’s most comprehensive exhibition to date. It examines the often unseen jobs performed by women, such as tailors and chambermaids and viewed from the side lines in their otherwise invisible worlds. 

Comprising of preparatory studies, small and large-scale paintings, Women’s Work provides a unique insight into Walker’s artistic processes as a painter with an intuitive understanding of her subjects.

Publicly funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by players of People’s Postcode Lottery through Postcode Culture Trust. With special thanks to GRIMM Gallery, Amsterdam.

Caroline Walker, Three Maids (2018), oil on linen. Private Collection.

Women's Work: Catalogue

MAC has published a catalogue for the exhibition Women's Work by Caroline Walker - available to purchase. 

Along with images and accreditations of the artworks featured in the exhibition, the catalogue also includes a foreword by Deborah Kermode, MAC CEO & Artistic Director, with academic essays written by Tracey Warren, Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham, and Griselda Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art at the University of Leeds.

Catalogues are available to buy in MAC's shop or online via the link below.

Women's Work: Interviews

MAC has worked with journalist Maria Margaronis to produce a series of personal interviews with some of the women featured in Caroline Walker's paintings. The interviews document the women's experiences and the journeys that have led them to roles they now undertake.

Audio and written versions of these interviews are available to access via QR codes in our gallery. Written transcripts will be available for visitors to read during their visit. Please ask our Gallery Assistant for more information.

Preview one of the interviews:

Interview with Ana Maria, one of the subjects of Walker's paintings -  'Corridor, Outside Room 353'

Interview Transcript

With thanks to Maria Margaronis for producing the interviews and to Arts Council England for their generous support.