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PROCESSIONS

at Ruthin Craft Centre

April – June 2018

PROCESSIONS, is a UK-wide mass participation artwork to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage, produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14–18 NOW, based on an idea by Darrell Vydelingum.

PROCESSIONS will invite women* and girls across the UK to come together on the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on Sunday 10 June 2018 to mark this historic moment in a living, moving portrait of women in the 21st century. *those who identify as a women or non-binary.

As part of the event Art organisations across the UK have been assigned to select an artist to design and make a banner for the Procession on the 10th of June. As a result, One hundred women artists have been commissioned to work with communities across the UK to create 100 centenary banners for PROCESSIONS.

Ruthin Craft Centre is pleased to announce that we are one of those arts organisations taking part in the event and our lead female artist will be Lisa Carter.

Lisa Carter lives and works in North Wales. Her work although rooted in painting and drawing sometimes combines these processes with sculpture and installation. www.lisa-carter.com

The women who came together on the streets a hundred years ago made themselves visible with handmade flags, banners, pins and rosettes. The workshops will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign, and the banners made will represent and celebrate the diverse voices of women and girls from different backgrounds.

For more information about the national event please visit PROCESSIONS 2018 website: www.processions.co.uk

 

 

 

image: Emmeline Pankhurst, activist and leader of the British suffragette movement. Image courtesy of the Women’s Library at LSE. Design by Grey.