Statues

Statues

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You can’t be what you can’t see, so where are all the statues of women? In some places there are many more sculptures of men – and even animals. In their quest to learn from women around the world, Scaachi Koul and Sophia Smith Galer hear from the United Kingdom and India. There seems to be lots of statues of Queen Victoria in the UK but what about women who aren’t royalty? Thanks to the Monumental Welsh Women campaign, there are now statues of Wales’s first black headteacher, Betty Campbell, writer Elaine Morgan and poet, headteacher, ship's captain, campaigner and journalist Cranogwen (Sarah Jane Rees). In India, we find out about statues reflecting divinity, femininity, fertility and even caste politics. Discover what Scaachi and Sophia choose to put into the female fantasy land.

Helping Scaachi and Sophia are Art UK’s Katey Goodwin and art historian Yashaswini Chandra.

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