10 June 2018
Tara Arts took part in the nationwide art project to celebrate the centenary of women's right to vote in Brtain.
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, PROCESSIONS invitedwomen and girls across the UK to come together on the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on Sunday 10 June 2018 to mark this historic moment in a living, moving portrait of women in the 21st century.
Tara Arts was one of 100 organisations working with women artists up and down the country in the lead-up to the event, as part of an extensive public programme of creative workshops to create 100 centenary banners which formed part of the vast street artwork.
Tara’s banner celebrated Shakti – the goddess of Power - illustrating the dynamic creative forces of women. The design also included 6 pennants, one for each of iconic Asian woman - suffragette Sophia Duleep Singh, human rights activist Malala Yousafzai, freedom-fighter Sarojini Naidu, trade unionist Jayaben Desai, astronaut Kamala Chawla and artist Amrita Sher-Gill.
Our march through London was a joyous, thrilling affair, our Shakti banner held aloft by a group of over 30 women from Hyde Park to Westminster. Photographs by Kier Kureishi.