First all-female art exhibition to show at Saatchi Gallery

Champagne Life will showcase the works of fourteen up and coming female artists from 13 January

The Saatchi Gallery will continue its run of boundary-pushing exhibitions by introducing its first all-female exhibition, opening on 13 January.

Champagne Life will take fourteen artists from around the world (including Stephanie Quayle, pictured above) and give them a “museum-size space” in which to show their work. All the artists will be female, though there will be no female emphasis on the show.

“We’ve always supported the work of women artists over the years, many of those have gone on to have key roles in the contemporary art world, but I think there’s still a huge amount of work to be done,” Nigel Hurst, the gallery’s chief executive, told The Guardian.

The disparity is being redressed because of the number of women that are making contemporary art, but I still think, like a lot of industries, the art industry suffers from the fact that if you take a break from working it’s perceived that you’re maybe not as serious about your profession as you should be. Women artists are no different to women everywhere, they have to juggle family commitments with their working practice. So I think they probably have to keep more plates spinning than their male counterparts.”

Read the full Guardian feature, including interviews with the artists, here.