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Exhibition: Mary V. Wheelhouse: Suffragette, Illustrator and Toymaker

Location

Heath Robinson Museum,

Pinner Memorial Park, 50 West End Lane, Pinner, London,
HA5 1AE

Dates

This exhibition runs from Sat, 13th Jan 2024 to Sun, 24th Mar 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Thu,
7th Mar 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Fri,
8th Mar 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Sat,
9th Mar 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Sun,
10th Mar 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Thu,
14th Mar 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Fri,
15th Mar 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Sat,
16th Mar 2024  
(11am - 4pm)

Cost: £6

Description

The Heath Robinson Museum is proud to present an exhibition celebrating Mary Vermuyden Wheelhouse (1868 – 1947): British illustrator, toymaker and campaigner for women’s suffrage.

Wheelhouse is an artist who, in spite of her significant contributions to the history of British art, has perhaps never received the recognition she deserves. Despite a career illustrating books, crafting toys for Liberty’s and Harrods, and promoting the work of her fellow women artists, Wheelhouse’s work has never been shown in a solo exhibition.

Familiar with both the paintbrush and the placard, Wheelhouse was a dedicated suffragette. She helped found the Artists’ Suffrage League and exhibited with the Women’s International Art Club for many years, and was a tireless supporter of women artists, writers and crafters. This exhibition displays her vivid and detailed illustrations, as well as the wooden ‘Pomona’ toys she created with fellow artist and suffragette campaigner Louise Jacobs.

See three artistic careers overlap as Wheelhouse illustrates novels and stories, produces dynamic oil paintings and charms viewers of her delicate wooden dolls. Discover her legacy, not only as a fierce advocate for women’s rights, but also as a skilled, serious and endlessly versatile artist.

Banner image credit – The Women’s Library at LSE


Contact and Booking Details

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

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This exhibition runs from Sat, 13th Jan 2024 to Sun, 24th Mar 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

March 2024

Location

Heath Robinson Museum,

Pinner Memorial Park, 50 West End Lane, Pinner, London,
HA5 1AE

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