X - Make a Mark. At Rathbone Studios
An art exhibition reflecting Women’s right to vote.
The right to vote in national elections was granted to women over the age of thirty who owned property; this was made possible by The Representation of the People Act which became law in 1918. However, this ruling only applied to 40% of women the UK. It was also in this year that, a separate law came into effect which allowed women, over the age of twenty-one to be elected as MPs; this was known as The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act.
Finally, in 1928, the Equal Franchise Act enabled women over twenty-one to vote, thus achieving parity with men.
The Rathbone Studio is holding an exhibition ‘X Make a Mark’ opening on Saturday 10th March where artists will exhibit work reflecting this democratic change to the right to vote.
Janet Holmes, who runs the Rathbone Studio, said “Without the persistent campaigning of those people, women today would not have the opportunities we have. Unfortunately, there are women in many countries who still do not have equal rights. ‘X Make a Mark’ is an art exhibition showing local artists’ response to the plight of women then and today.”
Opening Friday 9th March 4.00 -7.00.
Exhibition opens Tuesday to Saturday 2.00 – 5.00 until 19th May 2018.