Win a copy of Women’s Work by Ferren Gipson and Artist Narratives event tickets

    As part of our Artist Narratives series, on 28 July, writer Ferren Gipson will be joined in conversation by artists Lindsey Mendick and Paloma Proudfoot to discuss their practice; from themes of gender and autobiography to their innovative exploration of material and form.

    To celebrate this event, we’re excited to be giving away three copies of Ferren’s new book Women’s Work as well as three tickets to the talk. 

    To enter, complete the following actions:

    - make sure you’re following our Instagram @DACSforArtists
    - tag a friend in the comments on the Instragram post who you think would appreciate this prize.

    The prize draw closes on 26 July at 12:00pm. Three entrants will be randomly selected and notified within 24 hours of the closing date.

    Full terms and conditions can be found below. Good luck!

    About Women’s Work

    This powerful and insightful book by Ferren Gipson offers a bold celebration of the innovative, brilliant artists reclaiming the idea of ‘women’s work’.

    In the history of western art, decorative and applied arts – including textiles and ceramics – have been separated from the ‘high arts’ of painting and sculpture and deemed to be more suitable for women. Artists began to reclaim and redefine these materials and methods, energizing them with expressions of identity and imagination.

    Women’s Work tells the story of this radical change, highlighting some of the modern and contemporary artists who dared to defy this hierarchy and who, through, experimentation and invention, transformed their medium.

    With biographical entries on each artist featured, as well as beautiful images of their artworks, Women's Work raises up the work of these visionary and groundbreaking artists, telling their stories and examining their artistic legacies.

    Published by The Quarto Group.

    About Artists' Narratives

    DACS' online event series invites leading female voices from across the arts to reflect on their practice and share their visions for the future. 

    Lindsey Mendick & Paloma Proudfoot in conversation with Ferren Gipson
    From feminine arts to feminist art: reclaiming the history of ceramic arts
    28 July, 5-6pm

    Terms and conditions

    1. Unless otherwise stated, the Promoter is the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), 33 Old Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6AA, Company no. 01780482.
    2. The title of the prize draw is ‘Artists Narratives: tickets and Women’s Work by Ferren Gipson’.
    3. The prize draw is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Ferren Gipson or The Quarto Group. Any questions regarding the prize draw shall be directed to the Promoter at
    4. The Opening Date is 15 July 2022 at 9am. The Closing Date for the prize draw is 26 July 2022 at 12.00pm GMT.
    5. The prize draw is free to enter.
    6. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the United Kingdom.
    7. To enter the prize draw: Follow the ‘@dacsforartists’ Instagram account and then add a comment to the competition post tagging another Instagram user by the Closing Date.
    8. To be eligible, entrants must have an Instagram account which follows the ‘@dacsforartists’ Instagram account with a comment added, and which includes a correct tag of another Instagram user, to the post relating to the competition as published on 26 July 2022 on the ‘@dacsforartists’ Instagram account. The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify participants if their conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize draw.
    9. Entries received after the Closing Date will not be included in the prize draw.
    10. Only one entry per participant is permitted. Anyone found entering with multiple accounts will be ineligible.
    11. The Promoter will not accept competition entries that are:
    (a) automatically generated by computer;
    (b) completed by third parties or in bulk;
    (c) incomplete, or do not include a correct tag which hyperlinks to another Instagram user account.
    12. The winners will be selected by random draw after the Closing Date from all eligible entries received before the Closing Date.
    13. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault, technical malfunction, computer hardware or software failure, satellite, network or server failure of any kind or if for any reason a technical interruption, fault or site failure occurs when following or commenting online. The Promoter does not take any responsibility for incomplete comments and any incomplete comments will not be considered valid for entry into the prize draw. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any follows or comments which are not completed for any reason.
    14. The winners will be notified by direct Instagram message within 24 hours after the Closing Date. The winners must subsequently provide a UK postal address to the Promoter to claim their book prize and an email address to claim their ticket prize. If a winner does not respond to the Promoter within 7 calendar days of being notified by the Promoter, then the winner’s prize may be forfeited and the Promoter will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.
    15. The prize is a copy of ‘Women’s Work’ by Ferren Gipson published in 2022 by The Quarto Group and a ticket to the Artists Narratives event on 28 July, three (3) are available to be won. This prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered. The Promoter reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of higher or equal value if circumstances beyond the Promoter’s control make it necessary to do so.
    16. The book prize will be despatched within 28 working days after the Closing Date. The ticket prize will be emailed, within 24 hours of Closing Date.  
    17. The book prize will be delivered by parcel delivery to the address supplied by the winner when claiming the prize in accordance with Clause 11 of these Terms and Conditions. The ticket prize will be emailed to the email address supplied by the winner when claiming the prize in accordance with Clause 11 of these Terms and Conditions.
    18. The Winners of the prize draw agrees that the Promoter may use their name, image, town or country of residence to announce the winners of the prize draw and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.
    19. The decision of the Promoter regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
    20. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions upon entry into the prize draw.
    21. Personal information provided by participants will be used for the purposes of administering the prize draw and despatching prizes in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Please see our Privacy Policy: for more information on how DACS may collect and use your personal information and who it may be shared with.
    22. The prize draw will be governed by English law and participants submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

    Image: Book cover for Women's Work by Ferren Gipson. Published by Quarto Group.

    Posted on by Joanne Milmoe