Fenella Dawnay: Processions 2018 & Banner Making
Fenella Dawnay is our guest today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast. Our episode is rather different than usual in that Fenella is NOT a textile artist!
This episode is all about Processions 2018 a mass participation artwork celebrating the centenary of (some) British women gaining the right to vote. It takes places across 4 locations in the UK on 10th June, 2018.
We talk about that and in particular the 100 Years 100 Banners project. These 100 banners are being created for the event with 100 arts organisations and women’s groups. Textile artists have been involved with the banner making groups.
Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see some images from the project and commissioned artists.
Fenella is a freelance arts and theatre producer, working as Associate Producer for Artichoke on PROCESSIONS and is managing engagement across the UK. She has recruited 100 arts organisations from Shetland to Cornwall, Derry to North Wales to make 100 centenary banners for the celebrations and is managing relationships with national partners and project ambassadors.
Everyone is invited to join us on 10th June! You don’t need to make a banner to be at PROCESSIONS – just register to be there at http://www.processions.co.uk.
Susan Weeks chats with Fenella about:
- The history of the project and how it has been organised
- Giving women a voice with textiles
- The 100 banners and the textile artists and groups involved
- Banners and their role in protest movements
- How you can join in and make your own banners
- Some practicalities in banner making
- How to sign up and join one of the four processions on June 10th
- Some of the logistical challenges involved in organising such a massive arts project
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Clare Hunter Sewing Matters (banner making)