Women of the World Festival (WOW) celebrates women and girls and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. It’s a festival for women, and anyone who knows a woman. To coincide with WOW, RAMM will be hosting its own ‘Wall of Portraits’ of remarkable women linked to Exeter and the South West.
Visit the museum to see portraits created by older residents of Shilhay Arts Group and members of Magic Carpet Open Studios group. The portraits celebrate women with inspiring achievements in arts, health, science, sports and politics over the last 200 years. From across time and around the world, most have local links. Many have been pioneers in their fields and some have changed people’s lives in big or small ways. Personalities were selected by museum staff, volunteers and participating local community groups.