Over-shoulder-boulder-holder display in Exmouth will celebrate women's votes
PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 January 2018
Artist Anna Fitzgerald, of Seadog Gallery, in Gussiford Lane, Exmouth, is calling for a bra army of support; she needs 4,000 over-shoulder-boulder-holder donations for the display, which will celebrate the suffragette movement and women winning the right to vote.
Bra wearers of Exmouth unite – your over-shoulder-boulder-holders are needed for a pop-up display to celebrate 100 years of votes for women.
Artist Anna Fitzgerald is organising the display in March in a prominent but currently top-secret public space as part of the humorous WooHoo exhibition at Ocean; it will coincide with International Women’s Week.
Anna, of Seadog Gallery, in Gussiford Lane, Exmouth, is calling for a bra army of support; she needs 4,000 donations for the display, which will celebrate the suffragette movement and women winning the right to vote.
When the Bravo display ends the donated bras will be sent to the Bras Not Bombs charity, based in Nottingham, which gives underwear to women refugees in camps across Europe and the Middle East.
Anna said Bras Not Bombs, which has currently sent 16,000 bras to women in need, has offered the Bravo display six bags of bras that cannot be reused.
But help is needed to pick up and transport the bags of bras to Exmouth.
Anna said: “If there’s a business heading to Nottingham, please get in touch. “Any bras that are donated to Bravo will be sent back to the charity.”
She added: “Any bra is welcome for the display; it can be old, grey, saggy. It can be Anne Summers and nipple-less, it can be a boulder holder, it can be anything. They are going to be exhibited in the town, like the pom-poms were.”
Donations of bras for the pop-up display have already been promised from a women living in Brunei.
Locally bras can be left at a number of drop off locations, or posted.
Anna said: “Bravo is to celebrate 100 years of women getting the vote. I wanted to do this display in Exmouth because historically we have a lot of strong women linked to this area; the Parminter cousins, Nelson’s wife. They were all women of substance and sum up Exmouth’s no-nonsense image really well; it’s Exmouth’s unique selling point.”
n Drop bras off at Franklins, Exmouth, the Glorious Art House, Fore Street, Exeter, or donate or post to Seadog Art, 3 Gussiford Lane, Exmouth.
If you can help pick up bras from Nottingham, email Anna Fitzgerald firstname.lastname@example.org