Women. Girls. History. Fashion

 Pictures From the Exhibition

Part 1

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Emily Murphy. “The Historical Figures of Canada” by Irina Gorelkina

Emily Murphy (14 March 1868 – 17 October 1933). Canadian women’s rights activist, jurist and author.

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“In 1916 she became the first female magistrate in Canada and in the British Empire. She is best known for her contributions to Canadian feminism, specifically to the question of whether women were “persons” under Canadian law.”

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“The Historical Figures of Canada” collection.

Doll’s height – 32 cm.

Created – 2009.  Material – pigmented wax, wire, fabric.

This doll is on display at the Gibson Centre for Community, Arts and Culture (Alliston, On) as a part of the “International Women’s Day exhibition”.

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Two days ago. The Gibson Centre for Community, Arts and Culture (Alliston, Ontario).

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I am happy to tell you that more than twenty works of mine were accepted to be a part of a beautiful theme exhibition “From Head to Toe”, which celebrates the International Women’s Day.

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I am grateful to administration of the Gibson Centre for Community, Arts and Culture (Alliston, Ontario) and to South Simcoe Arts Council for making this fascinating event happen.

 

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Madeline de Vercheres (3 March 1678 – 8 August 1747). 14-year-old girl of New France (Quebec) who struggled bravely and successfully against the Iroquois attacks on the French settlers (1692).

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“The Historical Figures of Canada” doll collection by Irina Gorelkina.

Doll’s height: 29.5 cm, 2009, pigmented wax, wire, fabric, wood, metal sheet.

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