Eleanor an Inspirational Woman exhibition

Ten artists have come together and created and very fitting tribute to Eleanor Rathbone. The exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, pottery and poetry, making this a very diverse display.

Shown here is just a small section of work in the exhibition. Will put more online but there is nothing like seeing them in the Studio. Exhibition open Tuesday to Saturday 2.00pm - 5.00pm until the 11th June.

1 - 'Eleanor Rathbone' by Vicky Dolan

2 - 'A Woman's Work...' by Fiona Philipps

3 - 'Not Forgotten'


Sean Style Radio Merseyside interview about Eleanor exhibition

Radio Merseyside's Sean Style came to the Rathbone Studio for an interview about 'Eleanor, an Inspirational Woman' which was broadcast on Wednesday 27 April. Please follow the link on the left hand-side of the news page for an edited recording of the interview.


Eleanor, an Inspirational Woman

Merseyside's historical social campaigner Eleanor Rathbone is to be commemorated in a special exhibition.

Eleanor's reforms were among the most significant of the last century. 2016 marks the 70th anniversary of her death, and the Wirral's Rathbone Studio is holding an exhibition of women artists inspired by this most inspirational woman.

‘Eleanor, an Inspirational Woman’ exhibition is the art work of ten women artists influenced by the life and work of Eleanor Rathbone. The work on show includes paintings, ceramics, poetry and sculpture. The artwork focuses on the extent and diversity of her work creating a very thought provoking and powerful exhibition.

Eleanor Rathbone was the first woman to be elected as a member of Liverpool City Council in 1909, a position she maintained until 1934. The same year, she published her first book, How the Casual Labourer Lives. She co-founded The Liverpool Women Citizen's Association to promote women's involvement in political affairs. At the outbreak of World War I, Rathbone organised The Town Hall Soldiers' And Sailors' Families Organisation to support wives and dependants of soldiers. She also foundered The 1918 Club in Liverpool (still meeting at The Adelphi Hotel), is reputedly the oldest women's forum still meeting. She became a member of parliament in 1929.

The exhibition ‘Eleanor, an Inspirational Woman’ will open on Saturday 30th April and run until Saturday 11th June and is part of the ‘Remember Eleanor Rathbone’ events


'A' brilliant show

The opening of Autism Together, A; a special exhibition of work produced by adults with Autism was a great success. Wirral's Mayor Councillor Les Rowlands and Mayoress Mrs Paula Rowlands spent the afternoon looking at the artwork and talking to the artists.

The exhibition includes ceramics, paintings, and photographs, showing the wide variety of talent and creativity on display.

The exhibition runs from Tuesday to Saturday, 2.00 - 5.00 until Saturday 23rd April



Autism Together and the Rathbone Studio present A; a special exhibition of work produced by adults with Autism celebrating their amazing talents.

Clients attending Autism Together have produced some stunning work within the ceramics, creative arts, ICT and media departments. Some of this work has been collected together for this very special exhibition.

The exhibition runs from Tuesday 29th March until Saturday 23rd April with a special opening event at 2pm Saturday 2nd April 2016 which is also World Autism Awareness Day.

We will have a special edition of The Shout, information about Autism and light refreshments to celebrate this very special day.

The works on display include photographs, canvas paintings and ceramics.

On Friday 1st April at 2:30 we will have a special preview of the show with both service users and staff in attendance. Any staff or service users who wish to attend are most welcome.

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