Registration opens for PROCESSIONS art project

To celebrate 100 years of votes for women, 100 UK organisations will create 100 banners for PROCESSIONS 2018 *100 emoji*

Feature by The Skinny | 08 Mar 2018
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Registration to participate in one of the UK’s largest ever mass participation artworks, PROCESSIONS, opens today. The event will take place simultaneously across the four UK capitals – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London – on Sunday 10 June to celebrate one hundred years since the first votes for women. Women and girls, including those who identify as women and non-binary, are being invited to register their interest to participate on PROCESSIONS’ website.

On the day, participants will be given green, white or violet to wear, representing the colours of the suffragette movement, and banners will be created by 100 UK organisations, including 16 across Scotland. The 100 bespoke banners will be created by female, female-identifying and non-binary artists in collaboration with community groups. Participating artists include Iranian artist Paria Godarzi, Harris Tweed weaver and textiles historian Chris Hammacott, Helen de Main (working in collaboration with Glasgow Women’s Library) and Glasgow-based duo Ruby Pester and Nadia Rossi, who showcased new work at last year's Edinburgh Art Festival

A nationwide creative programme of banner-making workshops will be held in the months leading up to the event, or participants can create their own banners at home using a toolkit designed by contemporary banner-maker and banner adviser for PROCESSIONS, Clare Hunter. Of the banners, Hunter said: "They will be made by women of different ages, cultures and backgrounds and represent an exciting new body of textile art, celebrating what it means to be a woman in the 21st century today.”

PROCESSIONS takes place on Sunday 10 June 2018. Register your interest and get the full list of participating artists and institutions here.