South Square presented ‘Parity like it’s 2069’ an exhibition exploring the gaps in gender equality that exists across the world.
For the exhibition Lisa made a piece of work reflecting the 86p-£1 gender pay gap.
“According to statistics, for every £1 a man owns, a woman owns 86p, so I came up with the idea of designing a new coin, and then immediately thought of doing a rubbing of the new design, rather than a print, so that the viewer would make that association of it being a coin without having to explain. The block was mounted and sent to the gallery for visitors to make their own coin rubbing”. See image above.
‘Parity like it’s 2069’ was open during ‘Equal Pay Day’ on November 10th the date in the year by which all succeeding work by women goes unpaid in the UK due to the current gender pay gap. It aims to highlight unequal working practices, which still remain today.
It was forecast recently that 2069 is the year that we can expect to achieve gender pay parity in the UK, with this exhibition we aim to use art as a force for positive empowerment and change.
Designers and artists translated powerful facts and figures relating to unequal pay practices and formulate visual responses in a variety of mediums. It showcased work from a set of diverse artists in the hope of inspiring a much needed shift within society.
Parity like it’s 2069 | Group Show | 05 November – 18 December 2016
South Square, Thornton, Bradford, BD13 3LD