Armour and Jubilee were bought by The Royal College of General Practitioners in 2011 and are on public display in their central London headquarters next to Euston Station.

Jubilee is a wedding dress made of 80 denier nylon monofilament hand knitted on a Dubied industrial knitting machine. Enclosed in rows of tiny mesh pockets are 6,279 contraceptive pills. Allowing for a couple of breaks to have children this would provide contraception for a woman from the age of 22 to 50 years old.

Originally made in 2000 for the exhibition ‘Sexwise’, focusing on women’s health, Jubilee toured the UK from 2001 to 2003 and was part of Welcome Trust’s Medicine and Art exhibition in Tokyo 2010.

Medicine and Art