Processions: a national project to celebrate 100 years of womens votes

  • Lindy Richardson (Artist)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office. One hundred years on, we invited women* and girls across the UK to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. On Sunday 10th of June, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London came together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffragette movement, the PROCESSIONS appeared as a flowing river of colour through the city streets.
One hundred women artists were commissioned to work with organisations and communities across the UK to create one hundred centenary banners for PROCESSIONS as part of an extensive public programme of creative workshops.
As one of 100 Artist commissioned to work with groups and organisations, Lindy Richardson lead a group of individuals in the Scottish prison service along with staff and students from The University of Edinburgh in a united banner which was selected to lead 10,000 women on the momentous march through the street of Edinburgh.
Period10 Jun 2018
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational