The University of Suffolk will be presenting an honorary award to a Suffolk artist at the installation of the new Chancellor.
As is customary at installation ceremonies, the first duty of the new Chancellor will be to confer an honorary award. Suffolk artist Charlotte Newson will receive an honorary doctorate from Dr Helen Pankhurst.
Charlotte Newson is a visual artist; her most notable piece of work is a portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst, entitled Women Like You. It took Charlotte two years to complete the photo-mosaic portrait, which is made up of 10,000 individual images of inspiring women sent in by members of the public from across the world. Women Like You is the first contemporary artwork of Emmeline Pankhurst and is regarded as one of the most iconic images of the Suffragette today.
Commenting on the honorary award, Charlotte said, “I feel deeply humbled. To my incredible surprise the University of Suffolk has honoured me with what feels like a crown to wear, the greatest most unexpected award of my life.”
Honorary awards recognise notable contributions to the educational or cultural well-being of society, in business, industry, commerce or enterprise, for academic distinction, for public or community service or an exceptional contribution to the University.
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