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Marking the Martyrs Exhibition – Preview Evening
June 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Coinciding with major celebrations and events nationwide, on the 4th June 2018, Blott Studio will be hosting an exhibition entitled Marking the Martyrs, marking the death of Emily Wilding Davison, the first martyr to the Suffrage cause.
Preview Evening, Saturday, 2nd June.
Choral performance and suffrage parade, 6.30pm – 7.00pm,
followed by refreshments and preview of the exhibition at Blott Studio, Blackpool, FY1 3EJ from 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition opens Monday, 4 June – 23 2018. Open daily from 10am – 5pm. Closed Sundays
Curated by Corrine Streetly, the exhibition will focus on the sacrifices our foremothers made and the ongoing struggle that women still face, and will feature work produced by three regional artists, Zoe Cox, Tina Warren and Corrine Streetly, and three national and international artists:
– Hazel Reeves, MRBS SWA FRSA, winner of the Emmeline Pankhurst sculpture commission 2017, who will be exhibiting one of her acclaimed maquettes of Emmeline, titled ‘Rise up Women.’
– Sarah Maple, winner of Saatchi Gallery’s ‘4 New Sensations’ award for emerging artist in 2007, and a ‘Sky Academy’ arts scholarship in 2015.
– Jo Harrison, who designs and illustrates for various feminist organisations and charities, including the recently published book ‘Girl Up’, by founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, Laura Bates
On June 2nd the Preview event will open with an unprecedented rooftop choral performance and town centre suffrage parade. To help bring ‘history to life’, ‘Seaside Stitchers’, in collaboration with ‘Aunty Social’, have produced a banner to lead the parade, and ‘Last Legs’ community workshops will be taking place to make sashes for the event. Organisers are calling on other local choirs and community groups to get involved.
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