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Art Exhibition, next open Tue 11 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Sylvia Pankhurst at Scarborough Art Gallery

Sylvia Pankhurst at Scarborough Art Gallery

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Scarborough Art Gallery is pleased to host this touring exhibition featuring 16 works by Sylvia Pankhurst.

In the centenary year for Women’s Suffrage in Britain – when women over 30 got the right to vote for the first time – this exhibition displays a selection of paintings and pastels by Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960). The daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the Women’s Social and Political Union, Sylvia was a prominent Suffragette, and later an anti-fascist campaigner, as well as an artist. She trained at Manchester School of Art, winning the prize for best female student in 1901 and going on to win a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, London.

Pankhurst travelled round England and Scotland in 1907, recording the lives of working women she met in the pottery, shoe-making, fishing and spinning industries, among others. She worked quickly, trying to convey the truth of what she saw, without prettiness or pathos. At this time in her life, Pankhurst was deciding on her own path – was she to devote herself to art or to campaigning for votes for women? While she managed both for some years, by 1912 her decision was made. This exhibition reveals that a true artist was lost when the Suffragettes gained a champion.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access to ground level only. Assistance dogs accepted.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Tue 11 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Prices

Free with Annual Pass.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 24 Nov Watercolour Masterclass: Landscapes
Sat 24 Nov Make It!
Sat 1 Dec Make It!
Sat 8 Dec Make It!
Sat 15 Dec Make It!
Sat 22 Dec Make It!

Contact

Scarborough Art Gallery

Address

The Crescent,
Scarborough,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 2PW

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TA 040882  Lat: 54.27887 Long: -0.40419

By road:
Follow signs for the railway station. With the station on your right, turn right at the lights and follow the road around. Stay to the left of the road and turn left at the next available exit onto Somerset Terrace. The Crescent is your first available turning on the right.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access to ground level only. Assistance dogs accepted.