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Pankhurst in the Gallery

  • Manchester Art Gallery Mosley St Manchester, M2 3LQ United Kingdom (map)

As part of the Wonder Woman* festival 2015, we are pleased to announce that on Thursday 26th March 2015 Alexandra Arts will be ‘taking over’ Thursday Lates at Manchester Art Gallery to present Pankhurst in the Gallery, a free event for all ages and genders.

Our Holy Creatrixxx infused Pankhurst in the Gallery will celebrate the life and work of Emmeline Pankhurst. Inspired by Manchester Art Gallery’s fashion collections, the event will explore the Suffrage movement in terms of activism, image and empowerment.

People will be invited to dress up – take inspiration from the Suffragette colours of green, purple and white or even the gallery’s collections. Or simply rock up as you are and join in at the adornment making station.

The evening includes a showcase and sale of artworks from this year's Pankhurst in the Park's International Artist in Residency Go! Push Pops and their final performance Holy Creatrixxx. We have limited edition screen prints of Katarzyna Jablonska's portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst, and signed photo books by Pablo Melchor and Zuza Grubecka. This will be topped off with a performance by Naomi Kashiwagi and a screening of our video artist portrait of Go! Push Pops. Expect funky tunes and slashes of neon!

Pankhurst in the Gallery will take place from 5.00pm – 8.00pm, Manchester Art Gallery.

*Wonder Women is back. From Cornelia Parker to the Pankhursts, No More Page 3, Sarah Hardacre, The Unthanks and Kim Kardashian, Manchester’s feminist festival returns throughout 1-31 March. Over 35 organisations across the city are taking part, with debates, music, art, cinema, gigs, bike tours, exhibitions, football, live literature, pub quizzes and much more shining a light on some of the incredible, creative and campaigning women working in Manchester and Salford today.

Earlier Event: 28 November
Pankhurst in the Park 28th November
Later Event: 6 March
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