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Anna FC Smith at Celebrate Festival

  • Manley Park 2 Westminster Avenue Manchester, England, M16 0AN United Kingdom (map)

The last edition of three, Pankhurst in the Park’s (PitP) has returned in 2018; to celebrate the centenary for women winning the right to vote (over 30).

Alexandra Arts and artist Anna FC Smith invite you to mark the historic achievements of the Suffrage Movement on this significant anniversary by reflecting on the methods of protest used by these activists. Join us in Manley Park on May 7th, at Whalley Range’s very own Celebrate Festival, between noon and 4pm. We will be located in the ‘age-friendly’ marquee. Here, Anna will be running a workshop centring around eggs, protest, carnival, and the Women’s Suffrage Movement. (Please note that the eggs are hollow and will be filled with organic Diwali style coloured powder.)

The significance of eggs is grounded in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Smith draws from an often-overlooked method of protest by these groups – the pelting of eggs and flour on public officials and buildings. Egg throwing, Smith argues, has long been a form of carnivalesque transgression. As well as a symbol of sabotage and mayhem, eggs also evoke fertility, new life, the domestic and the everyday.

In July, a new body of work drawing from these themes and the contributions of participants will be presented at EMINENT DOMAIN: A Flash Art Exhibition in West Chelsea, New York's premier art district.

See the EMINENT DOMAIN open call here

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