Opening up a century of Irish women artists

Free event on St Stephen’s Green gives the public access to works that cannot normally be viewed.

After one of the busiest auction seasons in years, Adam's is pausing for summer and its St Stephen's Green saleroom is hosting the traditional loan show – now in its 15th year. "Irish Women Artists 1870-1970" features more than 100 works – painting and sculpture – on view in the non-selling exhibition. They have been loaned from private collections – north and south of the border – and the free event gives the public access to works that cannot normally be viewed.

All the most famous Irish women artists are represented – including Sarah Purser, Mildred Anne Butler, Rose Barton, Mainie Jellett, Evie Hone, Norah Mc Guinness, Letitia Hamilton, Grace Henry, Lady Glenavy and Estella Solomons – alongside many lesser known or long-forgotten artists.

The excellent catalogue is likely to become a collector’s item and is indispensable to anyone with an interest in the history of women in Irish art.