This is a collaborative project run by two defiant women, based in Scotland, who simultaneously fell in love with all-things-surrealist at university.

We strive to bring together a new movement of feminist-surrealists (and allies of) in curatorial print and online collaboration.

Our Journal

Our journal, The Debutante, is a non-for-profit publication with funds directed into our next issue. Both founders have full-time jobs elsewhere.

Our values

We seek to redress discrimination and sexism in the arts by promoting the lives, work and histories of women surrealists. We are inclusive of all gender and sex identities, but recognise the limitations of language that can occur when describing this project. We are open to all, and thoroughly encourage engagement and participation from anyone who is motivated by interjecting women surrealists' art into the contemporary everyday, or, simply to learn more.

“I often feel I am being burned at the stake just because I have always refused to give up that wonderful strange power I have inside me that becomes manifested when I am in harmonious communication with some other inspired being.”


Content ©The Debutante. No part of this website or print journal may be reproduced or reprinted without permission from the editors.


Edinburgh, Scotland.

Background collage: Ailsa Sutcliffe.