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Lucy Orta

Procession Banners

23 October 2018 — 20 January 2019

Free, suggested donation £3*
Open daily, 10am–5pm

Medicine Bakery and Gallery, 69 New Street, Birmingham B2 4DU
Please note Medicine Bakery is only accessible via a steep staircase

Early this year artist Lucy Orta collaborated with female residents of HMP Downview to design 30 banners to mark 100 years since British women won the vote. In 2016, many residents were transferred to HMP Downview after the closure of HMP Holloway, then the largest all women prison in Europe, and the notorious site where over 1,000 suffragettes were imprisoned. Seven banners were carried by London College of Fashion students as part of the centenary Processions march, produced by Artichoke, in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast on 10 June 2018.

Ikon exhibits a selection of banners for the first time at Medicine, the former gallery of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

*Please consider making a donation for this free event. Ikon is a registered charity and your support helps us with everything we do.

Lucy Orta’s Procession Banners is supported by Historic England and London College of Fashion.