Here at The Women’s Library we have an enormous selection of posters. From the political to the absurd, they cover centuries and hundreds of campaigns. There are posters from the See Red Workshop, posters from Votes for Women, posters from Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Group and posters from The Women’s Land Army.
Olivia Plender has responded to this element of the collection with her own poster, which you can see first here, you lucky people:
See? A SNEAK PEEK – isn’t the internet marvellous?
For the first time, The Women’s Library is undertaking an exciting project to create an exhibition of original artworks, inspired by items in our collection.
The exhibition will open on 12th May and is FREE to visit.
The artists Helen Camock, Marysia Lewandowska, Olivia Plender and Hester Reeve, Eileen Simpson and Ben White have taken inspiration from a wide range of archives at The Women’s Library, including women’s migration to South Africa; suffragette relationships to art production and destruction; post-WWII folk revival; and the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Campaign.
These archives have been the starting point, from which the artists will create a whole range of original pieces including film, graphic design, live opera and installation.
As well as telling you what our artists are getting up to for Out of the Archives, we are also extremely excited about seeing how YOU LOT respond to The Women’s Library archives.
Below are a selection of banners, made by the inimitable graphic designer and artists Nick Scott, aka narcsville.