Mary V. Wheelhouse: Suffragette, Illustrator and Toymaker

13 January - 24 March 2024

The first solo exhibition of British artist and staunch women’s suffrage activist Mary Wheelhouse

Heath Robinson Museum presents the first solo exhibition of British illustrator, toymaker, and women’s suffrage advocate Mary Vermuyden Wheelhouse (1868-1947). A dedicated suffragette and tireless supporter of women artists, writers and crafters, Wheelhouse co-founded the Artists’ Suffrage League and exhibited with the Women’s International Art Club for many years.

Featuring Wheelhouse's vivid illustrations and wooden Pomona toys created with fellow suffragette Louise Jacobs, the exhibition highlights her multifaceted artistic career spanning novel illustrations, dynamic oil paintings, and delicate dolls crafted for Liberty’s and Harrods. Explore her legacy as a staunch women's rights advocate and a serious, highly skilled artist.

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Heath Robinson Museum

Pinner Memorial Park, West End Lane, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1AE
020 8866 8420

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