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Major Ipswich exhibition extended

The iconic Women 100 art exhibition in Ipswich has been extended by a month, it was announced today (Friday) on International Women’s Day.

More than 3,000 visitors have been through the doors of the Ipswich Art Gallery this year to look at 100 pictures by women to celebrate the centenary of some women getting the vote.

The exhibition will now remain open until 5th May (an extra month) and contains new artwork produced by community groups.

Lisa Temple-Cox, artist-in-residence, and Eleanor Root, Collections and Learning Curator, supported the YMCA, 4YP (Suffolk young People’s Mental Health Project), Northgate High School, Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy, Gainsborough Library Girls Group and 29th Ipswich Guides to create artwork exploring how women won the vote and the importance of voting today.

In addition, a photography display is being staged by WASSUP, a youth social action group supported by Volunteering Matters, involving 30 young women campaigning and lobbying for change. The artwork on display has been put together and narrated by young women aged 17 – 25 to showcase the challenges and barriers women still face within today’s society.

The Women 100 project was in partnership with the Friends of Ipswich Museums and generously funded by the Government Equalities Office.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Museum is holding a special event at Ipswich Art Gallery on Saturday 9th March. Join artists Claudia Boese, Hayley Field, Jacqueline Utley and curator Emma Roodhouse on a free tour of the Women 100 exhibition between 2-4pm. Full details can be found on the Ipswich Museums Facebook page.

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