Six Women Project

March 2022 – March 2023, Gillingham High St (near the library)

Public Launch 26th March 2022

The Six Women project celebrates the life and work of six women with a close connection to Gillingham in Medway. This series of artworks are by artist Nicole Mollett and are funded by the Welcome back fund, to create and promote a safe environment for local trade and tourism, following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The project aims to foster a sense of pride in Gillingham and its history, and to raise awareness about the lives of these six women.

Eileen Tirzah Garwood (11 April 1908 – 27 March 1951) Artist

Verena Winifred Holmes (23 June 1889 – 20 February1964) Inventor and engineer

Dr Lorna Wing (7 October 1918 – 6 June 2014) Pioneering psychiatrist

Sarah Forbes Bonetta (1843 -1880) African Princess and friend to Queen Victoria

Dame Kathleen D’Olier Courtney (1878–1974), Suffragist and peace campaigner

Rosemary Desmond Boswell Tonks (17 October 1928 – 15 April 2014)  Poet and Novelist