inVISIBLEwomen is a catalyst for gender equality in civic statues in the UK. It’s time to put an end to women being airbrushed out of history.
Does this mean something to you?
Then here are some of the ways you can be part of the change you want to see.
Clicking on the inVISIBLEwomen logo at the top of any page takes you back home.
the story so far
A snapshot of some of the historical discussion about the completely unbalanced status quo - with men outnumbering women on plinths by up to 16 to one - and some discussion about who and what we honoured in the past and how to change that to reflect today’s reality.
This is where we build a national database of the gender balance in public statues in the UK. You can be part of this - have a look around at the civic statues in your area, do a body count, take photos and upload them.
Getting the debate into the public eye; current press coverage of campaigns, opinion pieces in both new and old media and some inspiring creative interventions.
The Gallery; a meeting place for artists and would-be commissioners of public statues and for everyone to browse through images of preliminary models for full-size sculptures and imagine what they might look like in your town centre or local park.
Artists: upload images of your maquettes of women to the gallery
Commissioners: find the perfect artist for your civic statue.
Suggest names of individuals, groups and concepts for new celebrations of women’s work and achievements.
See some of the successful civic tributes to women in the UK and prepare to be impressed by some of the very effective work in progress; inventive, inspiring and clever campaigns for more plinths for women.
If you like the idea of more plinths for women and dislike inequality then sign up as a supporter to help demonstrate the weight of public opinion behind this drive for long overdue equality.
Looking to the future the big question is 'How do we want our civic commemorations of women to look?'