Which is more shocking, a naked women astride a giant banana, or Hugh Hefner in suspenders? In this film Margaret Harrison talks about the events leading up to the closure, and her subsequent career as a feminist artist.
Harrison founded the London Women’s Liberation Art Group in 1970. Soon after, an exhibition of her work was closed by the police for its ‘pornographic’ depiction of men, including one of Hugh Hefner.
Later projects included Women and Work in which she collaborated with artists Kay Hunt and Mary Kelly to examine the failings of the Equal Pay Act; and Homeworkers, a project that highlighted the issue of women being paid unfairly for work done from their homes rather than the workplace.