Exhibition

Lucy Orta. Procession Banners

23 Oct 2018 – 20 Jan 2019

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Early this year artist Lucy Orta collaborated with female residents of HMP Downview to design 30 banners to mark 100 years since British women won the vote.

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In 2016, many residents were transferred to HMP Downview after the closure of HMP Holloway, then the largest all women prison in Europe, and the notorious site where over 1,000 suffragettes were imprisoned. Seven banners were carried by London College of Fashion students as part of the centenary Processions march, produced by Artichoke, in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast on 10 June 2018.

Ikon exhibits a selection of banners for the first time at Medicine, the former gallery of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

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Exhibiting artists

Lucy Orta

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