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The Art of Protest, Suffrage and the Summer Exhibition


  • 18 October 2018
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Part of Bloomsbury Festival
  • Paul Mellon Centre

A lunchtime talk by Sarah Victoria Turner (Paul Mellon Centre)

On the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, this talk will explore how the Suffrage movement used images and art to promote their cause. It will look at women artists who contribute to the visual and material cultures of the Suffragettes, from banners, pin badges and magazine illustration, to large-scale mural decorations, paintings and sculpture. Drawing on the “Share the Square” theme of BSF 2018, this talk will use archival photography to examine how Suffragettes used visual images in public space and made streets, art galleries and meeting halls sites of protest.

A light lunch is provided.

This event is part of Bloomsbury Festival