Plinths For Women

Plinths For Women

02/23/2018 - 00:00 to 02/25/2018 - 23:55
City Wide

Look out for the inVISIBLEwomen banners being raised in front of civic statues of men in Edinburgh: a city well-endowed with memorials to men but woefully lacking in statues of women. Nationwide the average is 85% of statues are of men, and the 15% that are women are mainly Queen Victoria or a nameless naked nymph; hardly inspiring role models.  Shamefully in Edinburgh it is about 95% men!

Does it matter? Yes! Because there is a quiet persistent power in a civic statue – they are the original subliminal ad-campaign for the patriarchy.

The inVISIBLEwomen banners aim to question who it is we have been looking up to for decades and asks us to consider which of Edinburgh's many great women we want to see honoured.

To reinvent the cry of our suffragette sisters – it is time for more PLINTHS FOR WOMEN!

Event Leader

Terri Bell-Halliwell
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Terri is an artist, activist and (retired) Art Therapist

She currently runs – a catalyst for gender equality in UK civic statues.