Women in Print: Art to celebrate iconic women who've contributed to Manchester
From political reformists to palaeobotanists, the work of women has helped to shape Manchester into the great city it is today. Women in Print is an exhibition of work by sixteen local designers, print-makers and illustrators that celebrates the life and achievements of sixteen iconic female figures who've made a significant contribution to Manchester.
Artistic tributes include Emmeline Pankhurst – leader of the suffragette movement; Ethel "Sunny" Lowry – who became the fourth woman to swim the English Channel in 1933; Louise Da-Cocodia, a nurse and activist who worked for equality of opportunity for Manchester's inner city residents; Marie Stopes – the first female academic on the faculty at the University of Manchester and the founder of the first birth control clinic in Britain; and the late, great Victoria Wood – local comedy star and national treasure.
Organised by independent graphic designer and illustrator Jane Bowyer – with artists including Eve Warren, Helen Musselwhite, Memo, Sarah Cowan and Angela Roche – the work is currently on show at Rudy's Pizza Place in Ancoats until 30 August 2016.
A limited edition run of A3 prints selected from the show are available to purchase online, with all proceeds raised going to Manchester Women's Aid. To find out more, visit www.womeninprint.uk.
Via direct submission | All images courtesy of each artist, credits in the captions