House of Doors installation at the Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London

Picture of House of Doors installation at the Houses of Parliament

Event location:
The Palace of Westminster, House of Commons
When:Event passed!
It was on
Thu 8th Nov 2018 to
Mon 3rd Dec 2018

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Art
Where:Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Monday to Saturday. First timed entry is 9am (except Mondays 10am). Last entry is 6.30pm on weekdays and 5.30pm on Saturdays.
Admission:Free but a ticket is required

About the event

'House of Doors' is a contemporary sculpture which explores issues of women’s equality and access, and how that access has changed over time.

The focal point of the 'House of Doors' is a large sculpture, created in response to Harriet Halhed’s painting 'The Little Girl at The Door' (1910), which shows a small girl standing at a closed door. The sculpture, a monolithic structure, references architectural details from significant sites of women’s equality and exclusion including the Houses of Parliament.

The placement of the sculpture in Westminster Hall marks the centenary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act which, on 21 November 1918, allowed women to stand for Parliament. Visitors are invited to consider how access to public life has changed since 1918, with particular emphasis on the spaces and roles that were closed to women and that have since opened up.

Official Link: http://parliament.uk/visit



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