Artichoke’s new exhibition ‘Women Making History’ examines the progress of gender equality since thousands of women occupied UK streets
‘Women Making History’ is an exhibition of more than 100 hand-crafted banners commissioned for PROCESSIONS, a mass-participation artwork produced by Artichoke, that took place in June 2018 to mark 100 years since the first UK women were allowed to vote.
Displayed together for the first and only time, the banners are emblazoned with messages of solidarity, anger and hope for women’s rights. Three years on since PROCESSIONS, this exhibition invites the public to process recent events, to inspect the pace of progress and to be inspired to keep pushing for change.
Helen Marriage, Director of Artichoke, says:
“For a few hours, women owned the streets. Our creative energy now more than ever needs to be expressed outside the walls of buildings. We may never duplicate the experience of PROCESSIONS, but we will continue to explore all the possibilities of public art. This exhibition aims to capture and encourage that spirit.”
This free, ticketed exhibition will take place from 2 June – 11 July 2021 at London Scottish House (Westminster). Find out more here.
Image credit: Women Making History, a new free exhibition of over 100 banners made by women’s groups and artists across the UK, produced by Artichoke at London Scottish House, Westminster, 2 June-11 July. Photography by Matthew Andrews