7WOMEN: An Exhibition by Olympia McEwan

8th Mar - 3rd Apr
9am - 5pm



My 7WOMEN exhibition is kindly sponsored by Deloitte Guernsey. The exhibition is open to the public on 8th March, International Women’s Day, Saturday 9th March 11am - 2pm, and will be open Monday to Friday thereafter, during working hours until Thursday 21st March. It will be held in the Great Hall foyer of the Royal Court. It is a public exhibition with no entry charge and is fully accessible to all.


“Let’s populate our public spaces with more portraits and stories of notable women.”


Seven inspirational women, from many walks of life. All have changed the world we live in, through a variety of fields. Together they form this celebratory collection of portraits.


These women have led their professions, broken new ground and inspired change through their relentless endeavour. I chose them all for their outstanding achievements.


My 7WOMEN include the internationally renowned Scientist, Prof Josephine Arendt, a prominent campaigner for gay rights and equality in the Church of England, Jayne Ozanne, the first female member of the House of Lords from the Channel Islands, Baroness Pitkeathley, co-founder of The Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation, Jo Priaulx, the first female H.M. Procurer & Crown Officer to the States of Guernsey, Megan Pullum KC, international singer songwriter, Nessi Gomes, and co-founder of Specsavers, Dame Mary Perkins.


The aim of this project is threefold. Firstly, it’s a showcase for my latest portrait paintings, in my series of amazing women, which first began in 2018. Secondly, I’d like the space to be used for various local groups and schools to gather and discuss how to inspire women of all ages to realise their potential. And finally, to promote the need for portrait paintings of notable women, in public spaces in Guernsey. This is a personal campaign, as well as a public art project.



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