This October, Jack Arts are excited to be supporting the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Tate Collective on an incredible free outdoor public art exhibition happening all across the capital. The project, LDN WMN, celebrates the impact that 20 unsung women heroes have made to London’s history and forms part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s year-long #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign, commemorating one hundred years since the first women in the UK won the right to vote.

Each of the women has been commemorated in an original piece of public art situated in the area of London where they lived or contributed. The artists behind the incredible new works have all been commissioned by Tate Collective, the Tate’s membership community for 16-25 year olds. All the artists are women, identify as women or non-binary, paying homage to the suffrage movement and the progress made on equality over the last 100 years.

The new artworks can be found everywhere from Brick Lane to Alexandra Palace, Black Cultural Archives to Redbridge Central Library and Museum. Alongside our management of the installation and production of all LDN WMN artworks, Jack Arts were pleased to be able to donate three of our London sites to the project. All of the artworks will be in situ from now until 28th October, with some remaining in place right up until April 2019. You can find out more about the 20 artists and women at london.gov.uk/ldnwmn, and plan your route to see them all using the interactive map here.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said of the project: “Women of every age, background, faith and ethnicity make London the great city that it is – and these new artworks will rightly put the spotlight on the musicians, journalists, campaigners, engineers and designers who have had a fundamental impact on the city we live in. Women remain underrepresented both as the subjects of works of art, and as artists. I’m pleased that LDN WMN is challenging how we celebrate the achievements of women in London, as well as giving a platform to talented artists in London.”