Met the artist Hew Locke at his talk recently at Brixton Tate Library – the man behind ‘The Procession’, a spectacular sculptural work which showed at Tate Britain back in March 2022 til January this year. I saw this piece on numerous occasions, and thought rah, this man used cardboard in some next way, this is levels, great visual impact but so much to digest, nonetheless, it was inspiring.…View post →
“To be inspirational you don’t have to save lives or win medals. I often draw strength from meeting ordinary people doing extraordinary things: volunteers, carers, community organisers & good neighbours; unsung heroes whose quiet dedication makes them special. They are an inspiration to those who know them.”
Silkscreen print on cotton paper
500 x 700mm
Signed & numbered
Some protest for a day to share online, like, “I was there”
Some protest their entire life with no shine, like, “do THEY really care?”
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Didn’t get time to make a full on banner to march the streets with today, but decided i’d become a physical banner myself, make some Sophia inspired badges and bang them on a coat…and perhaps, hopefully have a lovely conversation with people about who Sophia was and her importance to the Suffragettes movement.
Happy International Womens Day 🙂
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Recently been reading more and more about the Suffragettes movement and how it all came about, and I was fascinated to discover that Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, the daughter of the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire in Punjab and his Christian missionary German/Ethiopian wife, was a prominent figure who pioneered the cause of women’s rights in Britain.
Realising this, being a British Sikh myself born and bred here in London, this prompted me to delve deeper into her unique story which was unbeknown to me all these years.…View post →