Olivia Plender has been commissioned to make new work for The Bower as part of her on-going project ‘Many Maids Make Much Noise’ focusing on the symbolic idea of having a voice, making noise and the power of the collective to claim the right to speak and be heard in public. The exhibition comprises a sound installation and posters produced in collaboration with the London Centre for Book Arts and a new publication. The work takes its starting point from an unpublished play entitled ‘Liberty or Death’ (c.1913) by Sylvia Pankhurst about women’s activism in East London, the struggles to win better living and working conditions, as well as votes for women.
Opening: Thursday 21 October, 8-9pm
22 October – 21 November 2021, Wed-Sun 12-5pm
The Bower, Brunswick Park Camberwell SE5 7RH