Somerset Art Works is delighted to announce involvement in PROCESSIONS, a mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote. 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.

An extensive programme of creative workshops across the country will create 100 centenary banners which will form part of this vast artwork. Artist Dorcas Casey has been commissioned by Somerset Art Works to lead workshops with students from Strode College in Street and Richard Huish College in Taunton.

The banner-making workshops will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign and will be places to consider the power of the vote today and our shared future.

PROCESSIONS is produced by Artichoke, the UK’s largest producer of art in the public realm, as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary.

For more details see SAW’s Processions Press Relase

Somerset Art Works – Processions Press Release 25.01.18

Published on January 25, 2018 // Paul Newman