Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Update
As we reported earlier this year Emmeline Pankhurst is to be the first female subject for a new statue in Manchester for over 100 years.
On 30th September Louise Sutherland, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Pankhurst Trust and Helen Pankhurst joined a shortlisting panel organised by Cllr Andrew Simcock.
It was a busy day with 16 sculptors to see. As Louise says, “In the end, we drew up a shortlist of six artists, from early career through to the most established. They have each been invited to create a maquette of their designs for February 2017.
”I was keen to ensure that whoever is successful, they will make the link from the statue to 60-62 Nelson Street, the Pankhurst home and birthplace of the WSPU, as Emmeline’s story is more than just a statue in one location in Manchester.”
These mini statues will go on display early next year and the public will be invited to cast votes for their favourite.