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Processions: Creating Centenary Banners Part 2

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Course Ends:

1pm - 5pm

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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.

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.

Here at Nest  we will hold two workshops to make a banner and then some of you may wish to join the procession in Edinburgh to celebrate all the women who have made the way easier for us now. There is still a long way to go before we can say everyone is equal and perhaps instead we should say everyone is different, and difference should be celebrated.

Blairgowrie has a unique part in the history of the textile industry, we want to commemorate our history by making a colourful and beautiful banner for all women in Blairgowrie from the past, present and the future.  

Workshop 1 (Saturday 12 May 1pm – 4pm) introduction tea/coffee/snack + slide show of banner examples. Rummage in the Nest Scrap Store plus any green, white or violet materials which people wish to contribute. We will begin to draw designs and choose which ones we like best. In the second hour we will begin to set out our designs out and plan how to proceed (we have templates) and if there is time we will begin to put the banner together. 
In the two weeks between the workshops we can think about anything else we would like to add. It will be fine if anyone wants to take away some materials to make sections for the banner at home.
Workshop 2 (Saturday 26 May 1pm – 5pm) we will put our banner together and display our artwork in a venue to be agreed. It will be an opportunity for us to share ideas about creativity and how to make time for us to make art.

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. 

Aileen Stackhouse will make her way to Edinburgh and join the other women marching. If anyone wants to join her and hold the other end of the banner that will be most welcome!

For more information about this nationwide public art project explore the website https://www.artichoke.uk.com/project/processions/ 

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Aileen Stackhouse
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