Protest Banner 'Women's March' Summer 2018 External Exhibition An Lanntair

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A Banner I contributed to in response to Call Out from the Art Centre, An Lanntair, for textile art squares representing women we admire and remember.  These were made into a Banner for the Wommens March that year, 2018 in central Scotland. 

Women marking the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People's Act, which gave some women the right to vote, marched through Edinburgh.

'women I admire', are those who are pictured, i worked with a group of 7 women and these represent things they said in answer to a poll questionaire about who they admires.  These are the Head Teacher of the secondary School, a friend of mine from the internet who lives in Kenya andother women chosen by friends of many different ages and profession. 

We were also encouraged to remember women, I stitched a celtic cross and the names of the women I and my community have lost to cancer.

 

An Lanntair is Gaelic, translated to English, it is The Lighthouse.  There are many Lighthouses here on the Island, Western Isles.  The one at Ness, the one Stornoway Harbour, and the Circle room at An Lanntair, (photgraphed here), and shining out a strong light in the winter skies.  ,Agus..and, here also, the textile bracelet I made representing the strength of a lighthouse at night, a many-ply Harris wool hand-gathered, a few rows of knitted stitches and a little piece of Harris Tweed I had saved for that Special Project.    Women marching with the Banner, picture from BBC website, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-44412728 .

 

The textile pieces were exhibited by being sewn into the Banner that was taken by Western Isles Women to the Womens March, in Edinburgh.  

 

 

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