Guerrilla Girls Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection consists of newscuttings, leaflets, photographs and 15 slides and includes: Guerrilla Girls - The Banana Report, 1987; Womens Art Magazine, October 1991 and 'Activists address inequality' This Week, April 1992.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Guerrilla Girls were founded in 1985 as a reaction to an exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art which featured the work on 169 artists of whom only 13 were women. Since then, wearing guerrilla masks and calling themselves 'your cultural conscience', they have staged stunts on the issue of discrimination against women and minorities in the arts. They have produced around 70 posters on different themes. (information taken from an article in the Guardian, April 2001)

Conditions Governing Access

Access for visitors is by appointment only.

Other Finding Aids

List available at the Library (database)

Archivist's Note

Description by Althea Greenan, MAKE 2002. Submitted to the Archives Hub as part of Genesis 2009 Project.

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