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Women 100 exhibition opens this weekend

Published4th December 2018

Rodin’s Kiss and Tell is not the only major exhibition in Ipswich – Women 100 opens this Saturday (8th December) and features 100 works by women artists.

The exhibition is on at the Ipswich Art Gallery (next to the Museum in High Street) and celebrates the centenary of the Representation of the People Act that first gave some women the right to vote.

Highlights include works by Suffolk suffragette Amy Browning, paintings by Anna Airey, an active member of the Society of Women Artists, Anna Airey, the first woman president of the Ipswich Art Society, and sculptures by Ellen Mary Rope.

Also among the works from the 1700s to the present day are a unique collection of First World War pastel sketches by Blanche G Vulliamy and works by contemporary artists Maggi Hambling and Jelly Green.

On the opening day of the exhibition between 4pm and 6pm you can hear tunes from pioneering electronic musician Francine Perry, aka La Leif, presented by Noise of Art. Francine is this year’s Daphne Oram Award winner. The event is free.

Women 100 was made possible by a grant from the Government Equalities Office to the Friends of Ipswich Museums.

Women 100: Saturday 8th December to Friday 5th April. Admission free. Closed Mondays.