LDN WMN

Production, installation,
project management

In 2018 we were excited to be awarded a production and project management tender by Greater London Authority, to help bring to life a street art exhibition which formed part of#BehindEveryGreatCity, Mayor Sadiq Khan’s year-long campaign commemorating one hundred years since the first women in the UK won the right to vote.

The ambitious project, titled LDN WMN, was curated by Tate Collective, the Tate’s membership community for 16-25 year olds, and aimed to raise awareness of unsung women heroes from the capital’s history. Each of the women was 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 are all women, identify as women or non-binary, paying homage to the suffrage movement and the progress made on equality over the last 100 years.

We were excited to work directly with Tate Collective and the Mayor’s Office on the project over a few months, helping in the initial phases to source locations and venues and select our women heroes, and later on working with the artists directly to produce and install the incredible works. The artworks were found everywhere from Brick Lane to Alexandra Palace, Black Cultural Archives to Redbridge Central Library and Museum – and Jack Arts were also pleased to be able to donate three of our prime London sites. The art was all in situ for October half term, allowing London’s young people to get involved with the project, and some of the pieces went on to become legacy works, remaining in place until 2019. Meanwhile, over in Cricklewood, artist Lakwena’s tribute to pilot Amy Johnson was created after the initial phase and will remain on the main station platform indefinitely.

LDN WMN received attention from national press (BBC Asian Network, The Times print edition) as well as London press (Time Out, Evening Standard, Secret London), design-led publications (Icon Magazine, It’s Nice That) and popular magazines (Harper’s Bazaar). Images of the artwork also have a permanent home on Google Arts & Culture. You can also find out more about the women heroes and the artists on the Greater London Authority website, and be sure to check out the round-up film below.

Lead image credit: Lolita Roy by Susi Disorder

  • 21 pieces of original street art
  • Commissioned by Greater London Authority
  • Curated by Tate Collective
  • Produced by Jack Arts
  • Part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign
  • London-wide art
  • National and local press attention
LDN WMN - Jackie Forster by Soofiya
Jackie Forster by Soofiya
LDN WMN - Noor Inayat Khan by Manjit Thapp
Noor Inayat Khan by Manjit Thapp
LDN WMN - Joyce Guy by Jacob V Joyce
Joyce Guy by Jacob V Joyce
LDN WMN - Adelaide Knight by Caroline Cardus
Adelaide Knight by Caroline Cardus
LDN WMN - Mary Seacole by Heather Agyepong
Mary Seacole by Heather Agyepong
LDN WMN - Valda James by Phoebe Collings-James
Valda James by Phoebe Collings-James
LDN WMN - Olive Morris by Rene Matić
Olive Morris by Rene Matić
LDN WMN - Ladies of Waterloo Bridge by Joy Miessi
Ladies of Waterloo Bridge by Joy Miessi
LDN WMN - Irene Ho Tung by Stephanie K Kane
Irene Ho Tung by Stephanie K Kane
LDN WMN - Jane Drew by Mamamanvz
Jane Drew by Mamamanvz
LDN WMN - Marion Dorn by Soheila Sokhanvari
Marion Dorn by Soheila Sokhanvari
LDN WMN - Mala Sen by Jasmin Sehra
Mala Sen by Jasmin Sehra
LDN WMN - Dame Hess by CJ Mahony
Dame Hess by CJ Mahony
LDN WMN - Una Marson, Winifred Atwell and Evelyn Dove by Carleen De Sözer
Una Marson, Winifred Atwell and Evelyn Dove by Carleen De Sözer
LDN WMN - Amy Johnson by Lakwena
Amy Johnson by Lakwena
LDN WMN - Eva Gore Booth and Esther Roper by Rudy Loewe
Eva Gore Booth and Esther Roper by Rudy Loewe
LDN WMN - Pauline Boty by Julia Vogl
Pauline Boty by Julia Vogl
LDN WMN - East London Women by Joey Yu
East London Women by Joey Yu
LDN WMN - Rosa May Billinghurst by Shadi Al-Atallah
Rosa May Billinghurst by Shadi Al-Atallah
LDN WMN - Madge Gill by Pang
Madge Gill by Pang
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