Phantoms of Surrealism, 19 May 2021 – 12 December 2021, The Whitechapel Gallery's website
On a hot summer day of 1936, a woman dressed in a bridal gown paraded in Trafalgar Square; her head completely covered in red roses. Artist Sheila Legge’s appearance as ‘the phantom of Surrealism' launched the ‘London International Surrealist Exhibition, held at the New Burlington Galleries in Mayfair. This exhibition at Whitechapel Art Gallery will examine the pivotal role of women within the Surrealist movement in Britain in the 1930s. Material from the Whitechapel Gallery’s archive, together with items from the Mass Observation Archive, will shed new light on the contribution of women to the surrealist movement. To find out more about the exhibition visit The Whitechapel Gallery's website.