We are excited that Dreadnought will have it’s very first handmade hand stitched banner.
Dreadnought Associate Artist Nicci Wonnacott will be leading on this project and working with a group of women over 6 weeks to design and make the banner and tell stories. The banner will be on display in the Workshop space whatever stage it is at, on International Women’s Day at Exeter Phoenix as part of Occupy the Airwaves. There will be a final exhibition and documentation of the process of making it in April 2018.
Banners have played a huge part in protest movements, and have very much been at the heart of the women’s movement, particularly the activism of the suffragists and the suffragettes one hundred years ago. We have been inspired by them to make this banner, which will accompany our touring work across this centenary year and beyond.
With thanks to Awards for All, which is part of the Big Lottery Fund for enabling this to happen. A big thanks to Players of the National Lottery.