PROCESSIONS march; celebrating the centenary of the women's vote in London
30 May 2018
We are taking part in the upcoming march PROCESSIONS, a grand event to mark 100 years of the women's vote!
The event is produced by Artichoke - the UK's largest producer of art in the public realm! Tara Arts' Design Director Claudia Mayer & Artist Madeline Herbert have been leading the banner-making workshops in our Studio. The workshops are open to anyone interested in taking part and lending a hand. Please email [email protected] to book a place!
Tara Arts’ banner celebrates SHAKTI – the goddess of Power - and illustrates the dynamic creative forces empowering her daughters. Drawing on the rich textile heritage and embroidery techniques of South Asia, we are using recycled saris and fabrics kindly donated by local women to commemorate trail-blazers such as suffragette Sophia Duleep Singh, activist Malala Yousafzai, freedom-fighter Sarojini Naidu, trade unionist Jayaben Desai, astronaut Kamala Chawla and artist Amrita Sher-Gill… just some of the Asian women who through their actions over the past hundred years provide inspiration today.