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After asking my Grandma, Dorothy Innerd, to write down her memories of her Grandmother, Eliza King (née Agar/Twiddy). I decided to find exactly where Eliza was buried in St. Giles Church, Durham, and place a memorial plaque there for her. 

Eliza King was an inmate at Holloway Prison in London, 1943. She was sentenced to five yeas for manslaughter, as she carried out backstreet abortions. 



Eliza was one of fifteen children, it is said that her mother was so sick of giving birth she would sit, half naked in cold alleyways, hoping to die. It is also said that Eliza posed as a fortune teller. My Grandma remembers that women would come to Eliza’s house asking for their fortunes to be told, when this happened my Grandma would have to leave Eliza’s house, she believes this was how women would come to Eliza asking for help with their pregnancy. 

If you are pregnant and considering an abortion you can find advice here.

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I recently asked my Grandma, Dorothy Innerd, to write down her memories of her Grandmother, Eliza King (née Agar/Twiddy).   

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My great, great Grandmother, Eliza King (née Agar/Twiddy), was an inmate at Holloway Prison in London, 1943. She was sentenced to five yeas for manslaughter, as she carried out backstreet abortions. 


Eliza was one of fifteen children, it is said that her mother was so sick of giving birth she would sit, half naked in cold alleyways, hoping to die. It is also said that Eliza posed as a fortune teller. My Grandma remembers that women would come to Eliza’s house asking for their fortunes to be told, when this happened my Grandma would have to leave Eliza’s house, she believes this was how women would come to Eliza asking for help with their pregnancy.  

I want to explore Eliza’s life in more detail, as well as the progress of abortion, creating a new pro-choice artwork while at the same time discovering my family herstory.

If you are pregnant and considering an abortion you can find advice here.   

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My great, great Grandmother, Eliza King (née Agar/Twiddy), was an inmate at Holloway Prison in London, 1943. She was sentenced to five yeas for manslaughter, as she carried out backstreet abortions. 



Eliza was one of fifteen children, it is said that her mother was so sick of giving birth she would sit, half naked in cold alleyways, hoping to die. It is also said that Eliza posed as a fortune teller. My Grandma remembers that women would come to Eliza’s house asking for their fortunes to be told, when this happened my Grandma would have to leave Eliza’s house, she believes this was how women would come to Eliza asking for help with their pregnancy.



I want to explore Eliza’s life in more detail, as well as the progress of abortion, creating a new pro-choice artwork while at the same time discovering my family herstory.


If you are pregnant and considering an abortion you can find advice here.   

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Recently I received a generic email from the Saatchi Gallery saying ‘submissions are now open for the New Sensations Prize 2013, and we have noticed your work, really like it, and hope that you will apply.’ This email was sent to me at a similar time to when pictures of Charles Saatchi were published, showing him grabbing his wife’s throat outside a restaurant. Saatchi dismissed the act saying it was a ‘playful tiff’, so here is my submission. 

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Megan Pickering. She Never Shed A Tear Nor Voiced A Single Complaint. 
Chelsea College of Art and Design Degree Show, 14th June - 22nd June, 2013. Audience’s response. 

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Megan Pickering. She Never Shed A Tear Nor Voiced A Single Complaint. 
Chelsea College of Art and Design Degree Show, 14th June - 22nd June, 2013.

Photographs taken by Joseph Towns

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My artwork ‘Grooming Fixations’ is featured in The Guardian.

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My artwork ‘Grooming Fixations’ is featured in The Guardian.

Megan Pickering: Still looking for participants!

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I am looking for people interested in taking part in an experimental art piece/discussion in London. I’m looking for people who would be comfortable discussing issues around the representation of sexual violence and who would be available on 14th

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I am looking for people interested in taking part in an experimental art piece/discussion in London. I’m looking for people who would be comfortable discussing issues around the representation of sexual violence and who would be available on 14th June 2013, 6-9. For more information about being involved email me at megan.pickering.art@gmail.com

Still looking for participants now on the morning of 7th June, and 14th June 9-10 am and/or 6-9 pm!

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My Degree Show

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My Degree Show

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My artwork She’d Drunk the Shampoo displayed in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern as part of Hyperlink 26th - 28th April 2013. 

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My artwork She’d Drunk the Shampoo displayed in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern as part of Hyperlink 26th - 28th April 2013. 

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I have made a project on REcreative, documenting the development of my degree show. 

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I have made a project on REcreative, documenting the development of my degree show. 

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I am looking for people interested in taking part in an experimental art piece/discussion in London. I’m looking for people who would be comfortable discussing issues around the representation of sexual violence and who would be available on 14th June 2013, 6-9. For more information about being involved email me at megan.pickering.art@gmail.com

Remember Orgreave June 18 1984.  

Remember Orgreave June 18 1984.