We are delighted to announce a project with three leading figures in letterpress in Ireland.
Dave Darcy of One Strong Arm, Mary Plunkett of The Belgrave Private Press, and Jamie Murphy of The Salvage Press have been invited to individually respond to the upcoming exhibition theme exploring its contemporary relevance.
Each artist has produced their own letterpress print that will be on display during the exhibition “Print, Protest and The Polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media”.
Here we have Jamie Murphy’s response.
Limited edition of 100 commemorating 100 years of women’s right to vote.
€100 each or full set of three for €280 (please contact info[@]nationalprintmuseum.ie to arrange full set sale)
This work was made in response to the ongoing issues facing Irish women. 100 years ago, the right to vote was conditionally granted to women in Ireland. Today, Irish women do not have full bodily autonomy. One in seven Irish women has experienced sexual assault in the home, one in seven has experienced physical violence at the hands of a partner and one in three has experienced psychological violence by a partner. One in eight Irish women has experienced stalking. On average Irish women are paid fourteen percent less than men…Winning the vote was a huge step forward, but there is much more to be done in the quest for equality.