Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Gallery

UNISON Centre, London

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Gallery

Interactives, projections and a 3D soundscape produced for a gallery celebrating female pioneers and social reform.

This gallery charts the life and times of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first female doctor in Britain, and is housed in the hospital building in which she worked.

A graphic lectern running around the space houses six themed interactives telling Elizabeth’s story and discussing social issues such as workers’ and women’s rights, trade unionism, the welfare state, and social justice.

In the entrance hall, a 3D soundscape of life in Elizabeth’s hospital plays from eight speakers, interpreted on a screen in sign language.

On a large multiuser interactive table in the centre of the space, visitors can find the biographies of more than 100 other inspiring British women.