From political reformists to palaeobotanists, the work of women has helped to shape Manchester into the great city it is today. Last year the public voted for Emmeline Pankhurst to become the first woman to have her own statue in Manchester for more than 100 years, thanks to the Womanchester Statue Project. This is a big step in the right direction, towards publicly acknowledging the impact Women have had on our local and national history. Unfortunately there are plenty more women whose stories have been pushed to the back of the shelf or who have been left out of the history books altogether.
Women in Print is an exhibition that aims to spotlight the role women have played in Manchester’s past and present. The collection is sixteen works by sixteen local designers, print-makers and illustrators. Each piece is be a celebration of the life and achievements of an iconic female figure from Manchester or who’s made a significant contribution to the city.
Proceeds raised from the sale of prints will go to Manchester Women Aid a charity with a mission to improve the lives of women in Manchester. We are also proud to have supported local initiative The Monthly Gift MCR, where on the opening night exhibiton go-ers were encourage to donate sanitary care products such as tampons and pads which were then passed on to local charities who distributed them to homeless women in the city.