Artist Tracy Satchwill’s series ‘The ‘Magna Carta Women’ project commemorates next year’s 800th year anniversary of the signing of the charter and will be touring England in 2015.
The 4-panel piece has been produce as individual perspex face mounts and focuses on 47 women and 3 men who have had an influence on British women and their long journey to achieve individual rights and freedoms. Her playful collage includes an array of people, such as: Mary Wollstonecraft, Emily Pankhurst, Catherine of Aragon, Janet Horne (the last woman in the British Isles to be executed for witchcraft), Barbara Castle and Laura Bates (founder of the Everyday Sexism Project). John Stuart Mill, George Lansbury and Laurence Housman, who all championed women’s rights. King John is also featured signing the Magna Carta.
Satchwill’s series has been funded by The Arts Council and Royal Holloway University. The project launched on the 13th November 2014 and will be shown to coincide with the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in the following venues in 2015:
Brixham Sea Works, Brixham, Devon
10 November 2014 – 9 January 2015
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon
23 January – 1 March 2015
Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex
2 April – 1 May 2015
National Trust Runnymede, North Lodge, Surrey
26 May – 7 June 2015
Royal Holloway University, Egham, Surrey
10 – 17 June 2015
Runnymede Pop-up Museum, Surrey
20 – 28 June 2015 (details TBC)
1 July – 30 August 2015 (details TBC)
Guildhall Art Gallery, London
2 – 22 September 2015
Sarum College, Salisbury, Wiltshire
25 September – 24 October 2015
St. Boltoph’s Church, Boston, Lincolnshire
11 – 21 November
Perspex face mounts produced by Genesis Imaging.