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POW! Festival - Women in Protest exhibition

Friday 5th March 9.30am - Monday 8th March 7.30pm

Explore Margate’s Old Town to discover powerful artwork about women in protest from artists Sarah Wyld, Bex Wade, Molly Lambourn, Jemima Brown and Wendy Carrig.

2021 marks 40 years since Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp was established. Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp was a series of protest camps established to protest nuclear weapons being placed at RAF Greenham Common in Berkshire, England, from 1981 to 2000. These protest camps were led by women.

This exhibition in the windows of Margate Old Town celebrates the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp and more women in protest from 1979 to the present day.

Find the photography, sculpture and fine art of this moving exhibition in the windows of Pie Factory, Little Bit, Bottega and more. See what you discover.

Meet the artists:

Jemima Brown's sculptures celebrate the women of the Greenham Common peace camp. At approximately 1/3 life size, they fuse figurative portraits with found objects including thermos flasks and camping stoves. The work explores memories of the Greenham protest and considers its significance in turbulent times 40 years on.

Instagram: @jemima_brown_artist

Wendy Carrig photographed the women peace protestors at Greenham Common while studying for her photography degree. She slept in makeshift tents in sub-zero temperatures, experienced daily evictions, and witnessed first hand the enormity of a cruise missile convoy. Her series of black and white photographs show how domestic life continued around the campfire.

Instagram: @wendycarrigphotography               Facebook: @wendycarrig

Molly Lambourn is a Kent-based Fine artist specialising in drawing. Her work explores the use of pattern and decadent detail to explore the self, domestic and gender history. She continually promotes the benefit of art to our wellbeing and as a positive escape from the everyday world.

Facebook: Molly Lambourn Artist                       Instagram: @mollylambourn

Sarah Wyld began photographing local issues in 1970s London, and has run workshops in the community. Moving to Westgate, POW! has given her new opportunities resulting in ‘See Me & Hear My Voice’ with East Kent Mencap, and an exhibition ‘Life Lit Up’ in Cliftonville’s 101 Club. She also shows and sells work through Westgate Galleria.

Due to Covid, the POW! team have reimagined our 2021 festival as online events and window displays, so that we can still bring creativity, joy and inspiration to Thanet at this time when everyone needs it most. Explore the full line up of events here to discover what you can enjoy from the safety of your own home.

Image: 'AT GREENHAM COMMON' by Jemima brown 2011/2016. Photo: SHAUN VINCENT



Margate Old Town

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