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24Aug

Votes for Women!

24/08/2020 (6:00pm - 7:00pm)

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Guests $20.00 $1.20
Members of other ADFAS Societies $5.00 $1.05

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Organisation:
Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Venue:
Wesley Church Hall, Uniting Church
Address:
64 Church St, Dubbo NSW 2830
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Votes for Women! Art and the Suffragettes 
Presented By
Dr Caroline Shenton 

This lecture explores the story of the suffragettes through their ‘pro and anti’ portrayals in cartoons, postcards and paintings – as well as their own artistic productions. By turns amusing, infuriating, enraging and ultimately inspiring, you will come away from this talk with a new appreciation of how the campaign for equal electoral rights was won by and through art.

Dr Caroline Shenton is an archivist and historian. She was formerly Director of the Parliamentary Archives in London, Linda hold two first class degrees in Art History. She is an and before that was a senior archivist at the National experienced guide and lecturer at Tate Britain , Tate Modern Archives. Her book “The Day Parliament Burned Down” and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and lectures to secondary won the Political Book of the Year Award in 2013 and school audiences and independent arts societies. Mary Beard called it ‘microhistory at its absolute best’.

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