Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970–1990

On now until Sun 26 Jan 2025

Open daily, 10am–5pm


Tickets £4–£14 | Friends go free


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Be inspired by stories of collaboration, creativity and rebellion when you visit Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970-90.

Touring from Tate Britain, this major survey of feminist art celebrates the women who challenged and changed the face of British culture. Discover the powerful and often provocative work of over 100 artists and collectives forged against the backdrop of seismic social, economic and political change over two decades.

Women in Revolt! explores key themes and issues, such as the Women’s Liberation Movement, maternal and domestic experiences, Punk and independent music, Greenham Common and the peace movement, the visibility of Black and South Asian women artists, Section 28 and the AIDS epidemic. Showcasing painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, film and photography alongside archival materials – with many artworks on display as part of this tour for the first time since the 1970s – this timely and urgent show is one not to be missed.

Exhibition organised by Tate Britain in collaboration with National Galleries of Scotland and The Whitworth, The University of Manchester.

Artists in this exhibition address a range of social issues – from gender and race-based discrimination to maternal and domestic experiences. The exhibition includes works referencing sexual content, miscarriage, violence, self-harm, explicit and racist language.

The exhibition also includes a film with continuous sound. Ear defenders and other accessible resources are available at the ticket desk to help you enjoy your visit.

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Parking for visitors is available at both Modern One and Modern Two. A donation is requested of £5 for up to 4 hours and £9 for 4-8 hours. Our payment meters have contactless capability. There is free accessible parking for blue badge holders.

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Changing places toilet
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Parking
  • Café
Getting here

Getting here

The Modern is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

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  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
73 & 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

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Lecture or talk

Women in Revolt!


Wed 4 Sep 2024

6 - 8pm

£14, Friends and guests


British Sign Language (BSL) tour | Women in Revolt!

Modern Two

Sat 26 Oct 2024

11am - 12 noon


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Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970–1990


Tickets are available for dates up to two months ahead. If you need to purchase tickets for a later date, please call us on +44 (0)131 624 6200.

Ticket type Price
Friends Free
Full price £14.00
Visitors aged 65+ £12.00
Student / Young Scot / Visitors with disabilities £7.00
National Art Pass £7.00
National Art Pass concession £6.00 
Children (12 & under) Free
Children (aged 13-17) £4.00 
Unemployed £4.00 
Women in Revolt! Shop

Women in Revolt! Shop

Exhibition merchandise to celebrate the art of women who challenged and changed the face of British culture over 1970-90.

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Women in Revolt! exhibition book (paperback)


Women in Revolt! vinyl record


Women in Revolt! tote bag


Why are there so few female artists?

The ten most expensive paintings in history were painted by men. And of the $196 billion spent on art at auction in the last decade, women accounted for only 2% of sales. So why are so few female artists represented in the world of art?

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