Edith New features in the Illustrated Women in History exhibition which is currently on at Central Library, Swindon. This is a free exhibition and includes work from the curator, Julie Gough, alongside submissions from other artists, all celebrating women’s achievements. You can also buy a zine which features Edith on the cover – but get in quick as there are limited copies available – http://www.illustratedwomeninhistory.com/
The first time we saw Edith depicted in art was when artist Julie featured her in the project ‘Illustrated Women in History’ but we’ve since seen her cropping up in lots of different mediums.
Art student Stacy Crasto was able to use photographs and letters held by Edith’s great-niece to create her textile art-work below.
Swindon Heritage magazine commissioned local artist Lynette Thomas of Artkore Mosaics to create one of her iconic teapots commemorating Edith New.
At the Swindon Suffragette Women’s Exhibition and Craft Sale in October 2016 there was a small display of various portraits of Edith created by the United Community Art Group.
Back in September 2016 we were very excited when someone posted on our Facebook page that they had just seen some grafitti artists spraying an image that looked a lot like Edith! We were even more pleased to see the finished mural on Cambria Bridge in Swindon.
And finally, on International Women’s Day 2017 we were sent a song about Edith New by local band the Erin Bardwell Collective, have a listen here: https://erinbardwellcollective.bandcamp.com/track/edith-new
Do you have any Edith inspired art you’d like to share with us? Check back soon for more information about our art exhibition planned for 2018…