New public artworks part of the Mayor of London’s women’s equality campaign, #BehindEveryGreatCity, celebrate the contribution of London’s women
Twenty artistic interventions have been unveiled on walls and in public spaces across London today, portraying significant women from London’s history. The pieces, which pay tribute to unknown women who have played a crucial role in the capital’s history, have been curated by The Tate Collective.
The project, LDN WMN, features new work from a range of emerging and established London women and non-binary artists. The artist Soofiya has reimagined reporter and activist Jackie Foster with a large and bright artwork on Portobello Road, Susi Disorder’s back-lit digital graphics in Hammersmith celebrate suffragist Lolita Roy, Caroline Cardus brings a quote from suffragette Adelaide Knight to life in Canning Town, and Joy Miessi creates her first outdoor artwork as a dedication to the hundreds of women who built Waterloo Bridge.
The exhibition is part of the Mayor of London’s women’s equality campaign, #BehindEveryGreatCity, to mark the centenary of the first women in the UK winning the right to vote, and drive forward gender equality across the city. Tate Collective has worked in partnership with City Hall to commission talented women and non-binary artists to create public artworks featuring women who have had a fundamental impact on the city.
The LDN WMN artworks are free for all to see from 18th October, with the works in place for at least 10 days – with some staying up for longer.