Messages, Medals and Memorials Deeds Not Words

Deeds Not Words



Exhibition

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Votes for Women

Open House Weekend 22nd-23rd September and Nunhead Art Trail 29th-30th September 2018

Deeds Not Words Public Art Exhibition curated by Jolanta Jagiello commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Votes for Women campaign organized by Emmeline Pankhurst and her three daughters Christabel, Adele, and Sylvia, prominent suffragettes who founded Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). Christabel later took on the leadership of WSPU, Adele left the WSPU and moved to Australia to co-found the Communist Party of Australia and Australia First Movement, and Sylvia who founded newspaper Women’s Dreadnought (later to became Worker’s Dreadnought) a committed Socialist and supporter of anti-colonialism moved to Ethiopia at the invitation of Hale Selassie. One suffragette Emily Wilding Davison made the ultimate sacrifice by throwing herself in front of King’s horse at the 1913 Derby at the expense of her life. Other suffragettes include Mary Sophia Allen who was with Emily Davison on that fateful day, Mary ‘Slasher’ Richardson, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, and the pioneering photographer Christina Broom who captured it all. The Suffragette Stand in the exhibition profiling these women was created by Jill Rock and Jolanta Jagiello.

There are two other Stands in exhibition, the Female Inventors Stand created by Louise Kosinska, and the Female Entrepreneurs and Women in the Resistance Stand created by Monica Wheeler and Sophie Epton Mock. The Female Inventors Stand focuses on the fact that women have always been inventors through the centuries right up to today with Emily Jayne Cummins, a young English inventor developing an evaporative refrigerator that does not require electricity indispensable in third-world countries. Whilst Female Entrepreneurs and Women in Resistance Stand spans Anita Roddick from The Body Shop, to Nora Inayat-Khan one of four women renowned for her service in the British Special Operations Executive in WWII.

The other artists in the exhibition have created Suffragette Legacy Torches commemorating women’s achievements in the last 100 years from 1918 to 2018. Sue Baker has produced a legacy torch flowing with the names including British Physicist Dr Jessica Wade, whilst Debora Mo has concentrated on the literary achievements of Virginia Woolf. Kath Cottee has chosen 3 formidable women to celebrate in her legacy torches: Dorothy Hodgkin (Noble Prize Winner in Chemistry), Dame Caroline Hasslet (who believed electricity would liberate women’s lives), and Dame Agnes Hunt (the first orthopaedic nurse). Elizabetta Chojak-Mysko legacy torches draw our attention to women forgotten in the times of history, special agent Krystyna Skarbek and feminist playwright Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska. Jolanta Jagiello has also created legacy torches of women’s achievements from a wide variety of fields from women inventing the first disposable nappies to creating the first test-tube baby.

DNW Photos/Emmeline Pankhurst.jpgEmmeline Pankhusrt
by Jill Rock
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DNW%20Photos/Sylvia%20Pankhusrt.jpgSylvia Pankhusrt
by Jill Rock
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DNW%20Photos/Christabel%20Pankhurst.jpgChristabel Pankhusrt
by Jill Rock
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DNW Photos/Adele Pankhurst.jpgAdele Pankhusrt
by Jill Rock
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DNW Photos/Emily Wilding Davison.jpgEmily Wilding Davison
by Jill Rock
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DNW Photos/Annie Kenney.jpgAnnie Kenney
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW%20Photos/Mary%20Richardson.jpgMary Richardson
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW Photos/Sophia Duleep Singh.jpgPrincess Sophia Duleep Singh
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW%20Photos/Mary%20Allen.jpgMary Sophia Allen
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW Photos/Christina Broom.jpgChristina Broom
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW Photos/Votes for Women.jpgVotes for Women
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW Photos/Inventors Stand.jpgFemale Inventors
by Louise Kosinska
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DNW%20Photos/Resistance%20Stand.jpgAnita Roddick, Dr Jessica Wade and Rosalind Franklin, and WW2 British Special Operatives
by Monica Wheeler, Sue Baker, Sophie Epton Mock
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DNW%20Photos/Krystyna%20Skarbek%20.jpgKrystyna Skarbek
by Elizabetta Chojak-Mysko
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DNW Photos/Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska.jpgMaria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska
by Elizabetta Chojak-Mysko
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DNW Photos/Virginia Woolf.jpgVirgina Woolf
by Debora Mo
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DNW Photos/Caroline Haslett.jpgDame Caroline Haslett
by Kath Cottee
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DNW Photos/Agnes Hunt.jpgDame Agnes Hunt
by Kath Cottee
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DNW Photos/Dorothy Hodgkin.jpgDorothy Hodgkin
by Kath Cottee
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DNW%20Photos/Anne%20Mclaren.jpgDame Anne Mclaren
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW Photos/Winifred Atwell.jpgWinifred Atwell
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW Photos/Meera Syal.jpgMeera Syal
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW Photos/Valerie Gordon.jpgValerie Hunter Gordon
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW%20Photos/Phylllis%20Pearsall.jpgPhyllis Pearsall
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW Photos/Freya Stark.jpgFreya Stark
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW Photos/Lettice Curtis.jpgLettice Curtis
by Jolanta Jagiello
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DNW Photos/Dancers 1.jpgSuffragette 100
by ellaandco
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DNW Photos/Dancers 2.jpgSuffragette 100
by ellaandco
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DNW Photos/Dancers 3.jpgSuffragette 100
by ellaandco
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