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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C , Case MB2A, Shelf DR106

Alone we are powerless...Together we are strong...

Poster
1976-7 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This poster promotes unity among women who feel alienated, particularly those who stay home to raise children. The repetition of black bars creates associations with imprisonment. The message for those feeling frustrated or trapped is that they are not alone - other women are in identical domestic situations. The addition of "what did you do to-day dear?" at the base of the image is a wry reference to working men who return home daily from work unaware of the alienation women may face in an exclusively domestic setting.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Screenprint
Brief Description
Poster for women's rights by See Red Women's Workshop entitled 'Alone we are powerless...Together we are strong'. UK, 1976-7.
Physical Description
Geometric black and white pattern repeating small figures of women and children in 4x4 cell-like cubes. Text in red ink.
Dimensions
  • Height: 78.2cm
  • Width: 53.8cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • What did you do to-day dear? (within image's lower margin)
  • ALONE WE ARE POWERLESS.../ TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG.
Credit line
Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
This poster promotes unity among women who feel alienated, particularly those who stay home to raise children. The repetition of black bars creates associations with imprisonment. The message for those feeling frustrated or trapped is that they are not alone - other women are in identical domestic situations. The addition of "what did you do to-day dear?" at the base of the image is a wry reference to working men who return home daily from work unaware of the alienation women may face in an exclusively domestic setting.
Other Number
LS.1323 - Leslie Schreyer Loan Number
Collection
Accession Number
E.659-2004

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record createdOctober 14, 2004
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