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17 November 2018: ‘Art and the vote: The images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign’, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

On Saturday 17 November 2018 Athlone Castle Visitor Centre presented a public lecture entitled ‘Art and the vote: The images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign’ by Athlone Castle Cultural Officer Donna Gilligan. The talk will explore the visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign, and will discuss the use of protest art, political cartoons, and printed ephemera by the suffragists in their fight to win the vote.

The talk complimented the ‘Art and the vote’ exhibition running from the 16-30 November at Luan Gallery. A small exhibition of competition-winning suffrage posters designed by primary school children in Westmeath was also on display in the Castle Visitor Centre Reception area from 17 to 30 November. These events were  funded by Westmeath County Council, on behalf of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. 

The talk took place at 4pm on Saturday 17 November Athlone Castle Visitor Centre.

From Century Ireland: The suffrage movement.

 

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