Talk by Donna Gilligan, Cultural Officer at Athlone Castle and material culture historian
To complement the exhibition Art and the Vote: The Visual Culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign at the Luan Gallery, an accompanying talk will take place in Athlone Castle, responding to this theme.
This talk will explore the visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign, and will discuss the use of protest art, political cartoons, and printed ephemera by the suffragists in their fight to win the vote. The talk will be presented by Donna Gilligan, an Irish suffrage historian specialising in the material and visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage movement.
Donna is the curator of the 2018 commemorative exhibition “Print, Protest and The Polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 1908 – 1918” at the National Print Museum, Dublin.
The event will take place at 4pm on Saturday 17th November. The talk is free but places are limited, so pre-booking is advised by calling 090 6442130 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This event was kindly funded by Westmeath County Council, on behalf of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht