Charlotte Newson was commissioned to deliver the first public artwork in Manchester to celebrate Emmeline Pankhurst -international icon and famous Suffragette: A photo-mosaic – created by collecting photographs of inspirational women sent in by the public.
“Women Like You”- the first contemporary artwork to celebrate Emmeline Pankhurst: a photo-mosaic portrait of the iconic Suffragette – made up of 10,000 individual images of inspiring women – sent in by members of the public from all corners of the globe, it celebrates the extraordinary lives of ordinary women, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, best friends, doctors, entertainers, politicians, entrepreneurs, teachers, poets, writers, artists and broadcasters. In short, Women Like You.
It took Charlotte two years to complete, stands 3 metres high and 2.5 metres wide and is regarded as one of the most iconic images of Emmeline Pankhurst today.
‘Women Like You’ – developed from “What Manchester Women Want” an exhibition in 2008 for International Women’s Day. Charlotte Newson was commissioned to celebrate the 80th year of women gaining the vote by working with 14 women’s groups across the city and looking at what women want now in comparison with the suffragette movement/issues. The exhibition of the work profiled at Manchester Town Hall on March 8th for International Women’s Day 2008
International Women’s Day 2009 – a consultation process took place regarding the creation of a contemporary portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst which developed into the current commission.