“Suffragettes in Bath: Activism in an Edwardian Arboretum. Exhibition catalogue.”
(Produced with the assistance of Dan Brown) Bath, Somerset: Bath in Time, 2011. 40pp.
This richly-illustrated catalogue was produced in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, held in Bath, England in March 2011 and in Montreal, Canada, in March 2012. The subject of the exhibition is the “Suffragettes’ Wood,” a unique work of collective feminist landscape design, created on the outskirts of historic Bath between 1909 and 1912, at the height of the militant suffrage movement. Over sixty women visited Eagle House, a private home, to plant an evergreen tree or shrub in honour of the work they undertook for the right of all British women to vote. Destroyed in the 1960s to make way for a housing estate, the Suffragettes’ Wood lived on in a beautiful collection of more than 250 photographs. Hammond and Brown selected key images for the purposes of this exhibition in order to show how women came together in Edwardian England to make a safe, feminist space where they could both celebrate their achievements, and envision their trees growing into a better, more egalitarian future.