Solo exhibition of 10 portraits of the girls who worked in the South Wales coalfields in the 19th Century.
8th March 2019.
Virginia Woolf ‘Womens history ‘has to be invented – both discovered and made up”.
Their histories have been buried.
Great Britain, Parliamentary Papers, 1842, Vol. XV, p. 84.
Children Employment Commission Report 1842
Carfatha Castle Museum, Merthyr, South Wales
Bg Pit, Bleanafon, South Wales
Tredeger Museum, South Wales
Ebbw Vale Archives, South Wales
The Pit Girls Biographies were constructed using imagination and information from the resources referenced above. I wanted to give voice to the portraits of these silent and forgotten women.