Rebel women

Rebel women

Rebel women

Rebel Women is a year-long season of events at the National Portrait Gallery in 2018 to mark the centenary of women gaining the vote in Britain.

Throughout 2018

Free

The season will reflect on the suffrage movement but also focus on pioneering women throughout history and on the contemporary relevance of active citizenship and the ongoing battle for equality. Partnerships and collaborations will develop across the year including displays, a trail highlighting inspirational women in the Collection, a rich programme of events and activities for schools to inspire and engage young people.

Displays

Votes for Women

A special display Votes for Women (running until 13 May 2018) will explore the hard-fought campaign for the vote through portraits of the key participants, including paintings of Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett and Dame Christabel Pankhurst, and surveillance photographs of Suffragettes, issued to the National Portrait Gallery by Scotland Yard in 1914.

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Votes for Women: Pioneers

Votes for Women: Pioneers is a complimentary showcase display highlighting Victorian pioneers in the struggle for political representation such as Jane Cobden Unwin and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

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Shop

A new Gallery book 100 Pioneering Women, available to pre-order, will feature portraits of women from the Collection. From Elizabeth I to Zaha Hadid, the book celebrates the accomplishments of women throughout history, highlighting not only well-known figures but also women whose stories have been forgotten.

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Events

A range of free and ticketed events including talks and workshops complement the season

Explore the Rebel Women events programme

Events (4)

4 events matching the search term Rebel women

Lecture: Muriel Spark at 100

Lecture: Muriel Spark at 100

A part of Late Shift
26 April 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Muriel Spark was one of the greatest fiction writers of the twentieth century – named no. 8 in The Times list of the greatest British writers since 1945. Her novels include Memento MoriThe Prime of Miss Jean BrodieThe Mandelbaum Gate and A Far Cry from Kensington.


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BSL Gallery Tour: Rebel Women

BSL Gallery Tour: Rebel Women

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
26 April 2018, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura explores pioneering women to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage. Led in BSL.


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Lecture: Outside/In: Clementina Hawarden’s Domestic Portraits

Lecture: Outside/In: Clementina Hawarden’s Domestic Portraits

A part of Late Shift
10 May 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Art photographer or portrait photographer—or both? Clementina Hawarden (1822-1865) won awards for artistic costume tableaux of her daughters. 


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Visualising Portraits: Rebel Women

Visualising Portraits: Rebel Women

31 May 2018, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore how historic photographs capture something of a person’s spirit, thought, and feeling through one carefully chosen moment in time.


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Partnership Exhibitions

In partnership with the National Trust the Gallery has loaned portraits from the Gallery’s Collections for Faces of Change: Votes for Women at The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire (April –July 2018), Killerton, Devon, (August – November 2018) and Mount Stewart, Northern Ireland, (November 2018 – February 2019). The touring display presents an overview of the campaign for Votes for Women from the late nineteenth century until 1918 including portraits of key figures. The Gallery’s regional National Trust partners, Montacute House and Beningbrough Hall, will also open new displays as part of the Trust’s Women and Power season this year.

 

 

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