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Lucy Orta: Procession Banners

23rd October 2018 – 20th January 2019
Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Medicine Bakery and Gallery, Birmingham
Free, suggested donation £3

Early this year artist Lucy Orta collaborated with female residents of HMP Downview to design 30 banners to mark 100 years since British women won the vote. In 2016, many residents were transferred to HMP Downview after the closure of HMP Holloway, then the largest all women prison in Europe, and the notorious site where over 1,000 suffragettes were imprisoned. Seven banners were carried by London College of Fashion students as part of the centenary Processions march, produced by Artichoke, in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast on 10th June 2018.

Ikon Gallery exhibits a selection of banners for the first time at Medicine, the former gallery of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

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Photo courtesy of Ikon Gallery and Michelle Marshall