Art celebrating capital’s campaigning women unveiled in Brick Lane and Canning Town

Artwork by Jasmin Kaur Sehra celebrating Mala Sen, part of LDN WMN. Picture: Tate

Artwork by Jasmin Kaur Sehra celebrating Mala Sen, part of LDN WMN. Picture: Tate - Credit: Tate

An exhibition of 20 newly-commissioned artworks celebrating London women will be unveiled today in public spaces across the city.

Artists created work featuring subjects who have played a crucial role in the capital’s history, including reporter and activist Jackie Foster, suffragist Lolita Roy, suffragette Adelaide Knight and the women who built Waterloo Bridge.

The exhibition, LDN WMN, showcases commissioned works in 20 locations including Canning Town Hall and Brick Lane.

The project, a partnership between art gallery group Tate and the Mayor of London, highlights the underrepresentation of women in art and provides a platform for young artists in London, organisers said.

Works range from large installations to paintings and digital graphics.

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“As we mark 100 years since the first women secured the right to vote, it’s high time we make sure Londoners know the stories of these powerful figures in our history, who have been overlooked for too long,” said deputy mayor for culture and creative industries Justine Simons.

Artworks go on display until Sunday, October 28.

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