Sunday 22nd July 12:00-18:00

“Motive/Motif: artists commemorate the Suffragettes”

( Curated by Charlotte Hodes & Alison MoloneyLondon College of Fashion. London. UK. 

Here East,

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,

London E20 3BS

2018 – Handkerchief made of stiched ticking cloth  
cm. 28,5 x 28,5

Rubiku’s work will be on show in London on 22 July as part of Motive/Motif: Artists Commemorate the Suffragettes; curated by Charlotte Hodes and Alison Moloney at the London College of Fashion, UAL, who have commissioned 20 renowned and emerging artists and designers to create an embroidered handkerchief to mark women’s suffrage and the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act that extended voting rights to some women. Hodes says: “The starting point for this project is a handkerchief that was embroidered in 1912 by suffragettes who were imprisoned at Holloway prison. Most of the women who signed the handkerchief participated in demonstrations in March 1912 organised by the Women’s Social & Political Union. They were denied the status of political prisoners and many were force-fed. The significance of the image on the handkerchief goes far beyond this modest embroidered object. Its beauty belies the women’s struggle and suffering whilst revealing their bond with the embroidered word. The contemporary handkerchiefs that commemorate the Suffragettes will be exhibited alongside the original 1912 handkerchief, which is on loan from the Priest House and Sussex Archaeological Society, West Sussex.”



Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3BS, London. England.