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‘New Dawn’: The women’s suffrage artwork for Parliament, part 4/5 – Installing the artwork



This is the fourth of five films exploring New Dawn, a contemporary sculpture by Mary Branson celebrating the campaign for women’s suffrage (the right to vote). Commissioned by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art in 2015, New Dawn resulted from a six-month residency in the Houses of Parliament followed by over a year of design and construction. The metal and illuminated glass sculpture draws on concepts and imagery connected with Parliament and the votes for women campaign to celebrate the individuals and organisations involved in the fight for voting equality. A significant addition to the Parliamentary Art Collection, New Dawn is permanently sited on the main public route through the Palace of Westminster and will be seen by the hundreds of thousands of people who visit Parliament each year. Find out more at www.parliament.uk/newdawn