Joy Miessi, Joey Yu and Jasmin Sehra are amongst those who have been commissioned as part of a landmark campaign celebrating the contributions of London’s iconic women today.
Tate Collective have curated 20 women and non-binary artists who have created new work inspired by unsung women heroes from London’s history, In celebration of the centenary of women getting the vote. The vast, new public exhibition of newly-commissioned artworks celebrating these women will be unveiled in public spaces across the city throughout October. Through a partnership with the Mayor of London and the London Tate Collective team, titled Ldn Wmn artists have been commissioned to create work featuring women who have played a crucial role in the capital city’s history. The aim is to create spaces to reflect on their work and ways in which their presence of women who have come before us have made our city great.
Among the celebrated women are community leader Olive Morris, suffragist Lolita Roy, suffragette Adelaide Knight and the women who built Waterloo Bridge. Among those they commissioned were visual artist and performer Heather Agyepong, illustrator Joey Yu and Jasmin Kaur Sehra who is famed for her depictions of South Asian women using paint and print. Other creatives include non-binary artist and illustrator Jacob V Joyce, Joy Miessi, Manji Thapp, and others.
Speaking about the project, Tate Collective say, "Tate Collective are passionate about art accessibility for young people, especially the making of art which engages in new and exciting ways and encourages people who feel excluded from the art world. That’s why Ldn Wmn is such an exciting project to curate; putting the artworks in public spaces makes art accessible in our everyday life. We have commissioned a mix of contemporary artists to represent the stories of important, but underrepresented historical women, navigating identity, culture and freedom in London and beyond”.
You can track the art works from the website here