THE SUFFRAGETTES : Millennial Rebels
16th - 23rd March
Artists: Nicholas Laborie & Claire Strickland
Preview 16th March 7 - 9pm
The Suffragettes : Millennial rebels is a collaboration between fine art photographer Nicolas Laborie and milliner Claire Strickland about the suffrage movement.
The movement was a women's organisation in the late-19th and early-20th centuries which advocated the extension of the the right to vote in public elections, to women. The Suffragettes were militants who fought and even died for the cause.
The Suffragettes : Millennial rebels are presented in an historical photographic process created in the 19th century - wet plate collodion photography.
To celebrate the 100 years anniversary for the vote for women in UK - Representation of the People Act 1918 - Nicolas Laborie & Claire Strickland invited young millennial women to pose and reflect on what the anniversary means to them.
The young women, aged 16 to 20 years old are here represented as Suffragettes who fought for the right to vote for women in UK.
In The Suffragettes : Millennial rebels These young women wore vintage Victorian and Edwardian clothes but also unique creations : The hats were designed and created especially for the series by milliner Claire Strickland, looking at the history behind the movement as well as each militant including: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Princess Sophia, Duleep Singh, Edith Bessie New, Sylvia, Christabel and Emmeline Pankhurst, founder of the Women's Social and Political Union.
The Suffragettes : Millennial rebels exhibition which will run during International Women`s History Month 2018, consist of unique hats and wet plate collodion originals.
Opening night: For the private view on the 16th March 2018, we will have at 7.30pm the Thursday Project String Quartet performing live compositions by Dame Ethel Smyth, an English composer and a member of the women`s suffrage movement who was emprisoned in Holloway Prison alongside Emmeline Pankhurst.
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Panel Discussion: A panel discussion will be on the Monday 19th March 7-9pm, talking about the project, celebrations, gender equality and how we can all make a difference.
Chaired by Art writer and editor Anna McNay
with Milliner Claire Strickland and Wet Plate Collodion Photographer Nicolas Laborie
with special guests : Historian and author Dr Diane Atkinson and Professional Storyteller Vanessa Woolf
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