The Jerwood Gallery in nearby Hastings currently has a series of photographic portraits showcasing the role of leading European female architectural designers and collaborators. The series pictures women who despite having pivotal roles in architectural design, faces are not as familiar as their work. Each of them has been photographed in one of the buildings or projects they have contributed to, their personalities juxtaposed with the public face of the work they produce.
This small but significant exhibition tour has been co-ordinated to commemorate the centenary of female suffrage in the UK in 2018.
Compiled in collaboration with writer and architect Ruth Lang, Ivan Jones’ portraits set out to state equality not difference. That there are no special concessions to femininity or ‘femaleness’: these are architects who just happen to be women.