Women’s Arts Association is one of Wales’ organisations making banners for 100 celebration of suffrage.
These are images from the procession of 10th June. More can be seen in our eNewsletter 14.
Here it is: the banner, ready to have the lettering applied
Here are some of the workshops and banner squares that our members have made.
the banner progresses …
Pretty fabulous – and now, off to Processions2018 on June 10th, meeting at Cardiff Football Club and marching to Bute Park.
Women’s Arts Chair Patricia Ziad responded to the Tier 1 call for projects (see below), and we are delighted that WAA has had the budget approved to make a banner.
See the website page for the creation of our banner.
The parade was on the 10 June, and many WAA members joined the procession from Cardiff City football ground to the Castle grounds. This commission has come from the Arts Council/England (PROCESSIONS Cardiff is produced by Artichoke in partnership with Festival of Voice and Wales Millennium Centre) and we made a really beautiful banner, particularly as ours is not artist led/designed but a community participatory project.
Here are links to the organisations involved:
Artichoke Trust https://www.artichoke.uk.com/project/processions/
Festival of Voice https://festivalofvoice.wales/news/join-mass-artwork-and-celebrate-100-years-votes-women
The Suffrage campaigners of the 19th and 20th centuries knew the importance of voice and expression. In the years leading up to 1918, the Suffrage campaigners marched by the thousands together through city streets to demand the vote. Through the beautiful hand-made banners they carried, they made a visual snapshot of women’s history, achievements and aspirations.