Art on site

Women's Quilt

Part of WOW – Women of the World

Come see ‘the most beautiful object that shouldn’t exist’, a quilt commemorating women killed by their partners.

Two women a week are killed by a former or current partner. The Women’s Quilt is an international collaborative feminist art project, founded by Roxanne Ellis to commemorate the 598 women killed between 2009 and 2015.

The Quilt shows that each woman is not just a number, but also a person in her own right. Each patch was made with loving care for the woman memorialised.

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Royal Festival Hall
Blue Side Foyer, Level 2



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Age recommendation
The quilt is suitable for all ages to view but some visitors may find the theme of the work distressing.