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Represent is a series of artworks inspired by the Representation of the People Act 1918. While the act gave the vote only to women over 30, Represent invites young female artists to explore democracy, equality and inclusion in contemporary Britain. Presented by 14-18 NOW and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Represent is accompanied by a programme of events, talks and professional development opportunities.

Represent Commissions


Selina Thompson Sortition

Free Bristol

Developed with non-voters, this provocative new work imagines what the UK would look like with representatives selected not by election but by lottery.

Poet in da Corner

Debris StevensonPoet in da Corner


The female poet, musician and dancer revisits how London’s grime scene gave her a voice in this new work, which marks the centenary of UK women winning the right to vote.

Make Me Up

Rachel Maclean Make Me Up

BBC TV Broadcast

Siri wakes to find herself trapped inside a brutalist candy-coloured dreamhouse, where she and her inmates are forced to go head-to-head in a series of demeaning tasks. Multimedia artist Rachel Maclean has created a world that is both seductive and dangerous; a place where surveillance, violence and submission are a normalised part of daily life.

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Selina Thompson launches call out for Sortition

Sign up to take part in our new project with artist Selina Thompson

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Hear from the Represent artists

Debris Stevenson, Rachel Maclean and Selina Thompson on their works for Represent

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Debris Stevenson Poet in da Corner on-sale now

Tickets on sale for Debris Stevenson's grime poetry show at Royal Court Theatre

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Sylvia Pankhurst

Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

2018 marks 100 years since some women in the UK won the right to vote. Find out more about the Representation of the People Act

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