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Gillian Wearing: Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere – The Making of the Millicent Fawcett Statue for Parliament Square

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  • 10-Nov-2018 - 12-May-2019
  • Firstsite
  • Age Friendly
  • Free
Gillian Wearing: Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere – The Making of the Millicent Fawcett Statue for Parliament Square
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  • Millicent Fawcett Statue Unveiling, 24 April 2018. Courtesy Greater London Authority. Photo by Caroline Teo

Firstsite is delighted to present Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere, an exhibition documenting the creation of Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing’s recently-unveiled statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, situated in Parliament Square, London. It will also feature a number of works drawn from Wearing’s celebrated photographic series, Signs that Say What You Want Them To Say and Not Signs that Say What Someone Else Wants You To Say.  

The title of the exhibition, Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere, comes from Fawcett’s response to the death of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, knocked down by the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby in 1913. It is comprised of the original small-scale maquette of the statue, Wearing’s notes, designs and development research that chart its making, as well as 3D prints from the mould-making process – none of which have ever been shown in public before. The exhibition also includes materials and documents from Fawcett’s life and further explores the lives of other members of the suffrage movement, who are memorialised in the frieze that wraps the plinth of Wearing’s statue.

  • Art

it is a good chance to learn somenthng more about UK history and the exhibition shows the developing process of the artist, allowing everyone to explore the making of the art piece

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Venue details

  • Firstsite
  • Lewis Gardens
  • High Street
  • Colchester
  • CO1 1JH

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