LDN WMN: Public art project celebrates London’s unsung women heroes

Tate Collective has curated a huge public art series, LDN WMN, to remember unsung women heroes from London’s history.

The 21 murals and installations, which can be found in public areas across the city, were created by young artists picked by Tate Collective. The artworks can seen in Shoreditch, Lambeth, Ilford, Wood Green and Camden Town, among other areas.

Among the artworks is Manjit Thapp’s work dedicated to WWII heroine Noor Inayat Khan at Kings Cross Station; Carleen De Sözer’s celebration of broadcaster Una Marson and musicians Evelyn Dove and Winifred Atwell at Alexandra Palace; Joey Yu’s dedication to the suffrage movement at Village Underground; and Joy Miessi’s celebration of the thousands of women who helped rebuild Waterloo Bridge during WWII at Southbank.

In Islington, the area’s first black Mayor, Valda James is celebrated in a work by her granddaughter Phoebe Collings-James. In Hammersmith, Susi Disorder is inspired by campaigner Lolita Roy’s political activism in Britain and India.

And opposite Depftford Station in south-east London, Shadi Al-Atallah’s work is inspired by women’s rights campaigner and trade unionist Rosa May Billinghurst.

Some of the pieces of work are up for a year, while others will be taken down after 28 October.

Curated by Tate Collective in collaboration with Mayor of London, LDN WMN is part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign which marks 100 years since the first women won the right to vote in the UK.


Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

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