The exhibition unfolds into a fascinating insight into the James sisters’ lives, work and the world they lived in and it is always exciting to see a glimpse into your home town’s involvement in such an important social movement. The collection of the sisters artwork provides a creative snapshot into life at that time and how the James sisters turned their creativity into a successful career, in the midst of a male dominated workforce.
By Ghost, Work Experience Student
Ivy Millicent James was a Weston born watercolour artist and her work covered a wide variety of styles including portraits of people, sights from her travels and greeting cards. The greetings cards featured people, sights from her travels and landmarks which were likely sold to tourists. Ivy and her sister Maud, also did watercolour Christmas cards which proved to be a key part to their successful careers as artists. During the suffragette movement, Ivy and Maud were both active in the Weston branch. The banner on display was made by Ivy.
By Tiff, Work Experience Student