South Hill Park Arts Centre is seeking women textile creatives/artists who are interested in taking part in workshops to create community banners for the PROCESSIONS project. PROCESSIONS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women.
In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office. One hundred years on, we are inviting women* and girls across the UK to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century.
*those who identify as women or non-binary
The dates for the South Hill Park workshops are:
Sat 7 April 10am – 1pm
Sat 21 April 10am – 1pm
Sat 19 May 10am – 1pm
Sat 2 June 10am – 1pm
These workshops are free of charge to attend, and the final Procession is in London on Sun 10 June. The project will be led by artists and Windsor School of Textiles tutors Dawn Thorne and Amerjeet Nandhra
Participants do not have to attend all sessions, and will be able to take work home. To book your free place call our SHP Box Office directly on 01344 484123.
On Sunday 10th of June, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London will walk together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the PROCESSIONS will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets.
One hundred women artists are being commissioned to work with organisations and communities across the UK to create one hundred centenary banners for PROCESSIONS as part of an extensive public programme of creative workshops. Community banner-making will also take place up and down the country.
PROCESSIONS is produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Culture Media and Sport.
For more information about the project see the trailer below.
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