About put her forward

put her forward is an artwork by non zero one that recognises living women who have done remarkable things to positively impact the people around them.

There are 925 public statues in the UK. 158 of these are women, and of these only 25 are of non-mythical, non-royal women. There are more statues of people called John. There are more statues of goats. With your nominations we aim to double the statues of non-mythical, non-royal women in England by September 2018. 

The public were invited to nominate living women who they thought should be recognised for the positive impact they have had on others. Up to 25 women will be selected from these nominations, to be 3D scanned and printed into small sandstone figures.

Each new statue will be unveiled at locations across England during Heritage Open Day weekends of 6th-9thand 13th-16thSeptember 2018.

Nominations are now closed.



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About Us

non zero one create art experiences where the public is at the heart of the work. We say our work is ‘interactive’ as the choices the public make directly affect the outcome of the final artwork. We’ve made artworks for theatres, art galleries, museums, shopping centres, foyer spaces, even rooftops. In our work you might find yourself filming your own news story, taking a museum artifact, connecting with a perfect stranger or in a changing room wearing a water polo hat… there are no limits to what might happen, or where we might take you.

For media enquiries please contact Katie Welford: katie@nonzeroone.com


Heritage Open Days is the country’s largest festival of history and culture, held every September. Led by thousands of individual organisations and volunteers, HODs enables and empowers people from every background to explore, reveal and celebrate the stories that make us who we are. Through a diverse programme of walks, talks, openings, theatrical events and family-friendly activities, HODs welcomed 2.5 million visitors to over 5,500 events in 2017. Free, community-led and growing every year, Heritage Open Days is an increasingly high-profile event in the nation’s cultural calendar. put her forward is a ‘Unsung Stories’ commission made possible by additional support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

For media enquiries please contact Annabelle Thorpe: Annabelle.Thorpe@heritageopendays.org.uk