Whether it’s fronting BBC documentaries, being a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge, lecturing at The Guggenheim or building a 380k-strong community for her @thegreatwomenartists Instagram page, art historian, curator and broadcaster Katy Hessel’s career has been focused on putting women back into the story of art.

Her book, The Story of Art Without Men – a sumptuously illustrated history of women artists from 1500 to the present day – became a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and was praised for appealing to both art connoisseurs, and to those newer to the field.

One of the art world’s most exciting voices, she meets NZ art curator Julia Waite to discuss her campaign for a more inclusive canon, and introduces some artists you won’t regret discovering.

Supported by Auckland Art Gallery.

Also at Auckland Writers Festival 2024

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Last updated: 12 March 2024