Exhibition

Vote 100 - A Century of Change?

25 Oct 2018 – 12 Dec 2018

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Free admission, donations welcome

The Cooper Gallery

Barnsley, United Kingdom

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In 1918 the Representation of the People Act extended the vote to all men over 21, and to some groups of women over 30. Yet more than half of women still did not have a say in electing their government.

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Campaigning would continue until 1928 when women were finally granted the vote on equal terms to men.

At the beginning of 2018 Barnsley Museums sent out an invitation to local women artists to respond to the question ‘In 100 years, how have attitudes changed?’. We bring together the response from selected artists in a unique exhibition and celebrate Women in the Arts.

Image courtesy of LSE Library of Celia Wray a prominent figure in Barnsley's (and the North West) campaign for Women’s Suffrage. 

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