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Celebration of centenary of Women’s Right to Vote

Two Llandudno based arts organisations are inviting women and girls to participate in an exciting UK wide project to mark the centenary of the Act of Parliament which, in 1918, gave the first British women the right to vote.

A series of creative workshops organised by MOSTYN gallery and CALL – Culture Action Llandudno, will see artist Melanie Miller, and women of all ages from local groups and communities in North Wales, work together to create a centenary banner which will form part of ‘PROCESSIONS’ a mass participatory artwork which takes to the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on Sunday 10 June 2018.

One hundred women artists are being commissioned to work with communities across the UK to create one hundred centenary banners for ‘PROCESSIONS’. Workshops will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign, and the banners made will represent and celebrate the diverse voices of women and girls for different backgrounds.

The work 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.

LAUNCH EVENT – Saturday 28 April, 11am – 1pm, 26 Augusta Street, Llandudno

WORKSHOPS – Saturday 12, 19 & 26 May, 10 Vaughan Street, Llandudno

For further information about workshops and how to get involved email: info@cultureactionllandudno.co.uk

 

About PROCESSIONS
PROCESSIONS is produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

PROCESSIONS Cardiff is produced by Artichoke in partnership with Festival of Voice and Wales Millennium Centre.

About Melanie Miller

Melanie Miller is a maker, teacher, curator, writer and editor in the Textiles/Embroidery field. She also participates in and organises conferences and provides mentoring to individuals.

Recently Melanie has been working with the Ideas Foundation in Manchester on a ground-breaking project in secondary schools, brokering three-way residencies between schools, student designers and cultural institutions.

Melanie’s research interests include exploring the combination of traditional and digital technologies; and issues around gender stereotyping, globalisation and branding.

About MOSTYN

Situated in the North Wales coastal town of Llandudno, MOSTYN is Wales’ foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre, and a key partner of the PlusTate network of art institutions in the UK.  MOSTYN activates people’s lives through visual arts and inspires them to form and share new perspectives.

MOSTYN receives financial support from the Arts Council of Wales and Conwy County Borough Council Art Service. Mostyn Gallery Ltd is a registered charity trading as MOSTYN.

About CALL – Culture Action Llandudno

CALL (Culture Action Llandudno) CIC is a Social Enterprise, an innovative partnership between Mostyn Estates Ltd and Helfa Gelf Cyf.

Our mission is to facilitate the culture and experience-led regeneration of Llandudno, embedding the arts and cultural development in the long-term progression and evolution of the town. We are looking not just at economic and functional goals of regeneration, but the sustainable social and cultural dimensions.

This project has been made possible by the collaborative initiative and financial support of the Arts Council Wales Ideas:People:Places grant and Mostyn Estates Ltd.

MOSTYN, 12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1AB         +44(0)1492 879201 www.mostyn.org
Open Tuesday – Sunday 

10.30am – 4.00pm

ADMISSION FREE

 

 

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