Make A Stand!

Hosted by LSE Arts

Atrium Gallery, Old Building

A display of life-sized images of 59 men and women who fought for female suffrage and are featured on the plinth of the statue for Millicent Garrett Fawcett in Parliament Square and specially commissioned by the Mayor of London to mark the centenary of some women getting the vote for the first time.

The exhibition is an eye-catching large-scale tableau consisting of life-sized images of both well and lesser known key figures of interest from the suffrage movement. They are the same women and (a small number of) men whose names and portraits are etched on the plinth of Gillian Wearing’s ground-breaking Millicent Fawcett statue, which was unveiled in April. They are representative of the geographic, economic and cultural spread of people who made women's suffrage a possibility after many years of campaigning. Gillian’s statue of Millicent Fawcett is the first statue of a woman to be established in Parliament Square, joining figures including Nelson Mandela and Gandhi.

Twitter Hashtag for this exhibition: #BehindEveryGreatCity

The Make a Stand exhibition is part of a year-long #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign led by the Mayor of London to mark the progress that has been made on women’s equality over the past 100 years and to drive new strides forward in gender equality across the capital. This display was first displayed on Trafalgar Square on 6 February 2018 to mark 100 years of the passing of the Representation of the People's Act, which gave some women and all men the vote for the first time. 

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