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LDN WMN A public art project


Olive Morris © Lambeth Archive

A series of free public artworks celebrating unsung women heroes from across London

Tate Collective have curated 20 women and non-binary artists, who have created new work inspired by unsung women heroes from London's history. Find the works in public spaces across the city during October:


See Manjit Thapp’s work dedicated to WWII heroine Noor Inayat Khan at Kings Cross Station. At Gospel Oak to see Rudy Loewe's art inspired by campaigners Esther Roper and Eva Gore Booth. Visit Alexandra Palace to see Carleen De Sözer’s celebration of broadcaster Una Marson and musicians Evelyn Dove and Winifred Atwell. Lakwena honours the courageous pilot, Amy Johnson at Cricklewood Station in the coming weeks.


Find Jasmin Kaur Sehra’s tribute to Mala Sen on Brick Lane. See Joey Yu’s dedication to the suffrage movement at Village Underground. Check Stephanie K Kane’s tribute to educationalist Irene Ho Tung in Liverpool Street station. At Redbridge Library see Jacob V Joyce’s dedication to Caribbean campaigner, Joyce Guy. See a work dedicated to trade unionist Adelaide Knight by Caroline Cardus at Community Links in Canning Town. Find Pang’s mural dedicated to Madge Gill in Walthamstow.

Central LDN WMN

See Joy Miessi’s celebration of the thousands of women who helped rebuild Waterloo Bridge during WWII at Southbank. Islington’s first black Mayor, Valda James is celebrated in a work by her granddaughter Phoebe Collings-James. Head to Victoria for Soheila Sokhanvari’s tribute to textile designer Marion Dorn. See C J Mahony's work celebrating pianist Dame Julia Myra Hess at Charing Cross.


Head to Portobello Road for Soofiya's dedication to lesbian rights activist Jackie Forster. In Hammersmith, Susi Disorder is inspired by campaigner Lolita Roy's political activism in Britain and India. In Paddington, Heather Agyepong opens up a lesser-known side of Mary Seacole’s life in a self-portrait.


See Shadi Al-Atallah's work inspired by women’s rights campaigner and trade unionist Rosa May Billinghurst opposite Deptford station. In Brixton, Rene Matić pays tribute to the co-founder of the Brixton Black Women’s Group, Olive Morris with clenched fists that stand the same height as Morris herself. In Sutton find Julia Vogl’s pop art tribute to Pauline Boty, and don't miss Mamamanvz work in BOXPARK Croydon that brings founder of the ICA, Jane Drew to life.

Curated by Tate Collective in collaboration with Mayor of London, LDN WMN is part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign which marks 100 years since the first women won the right to vote in the UK.

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Locations across London


18–28 October 2018

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