February 2018 marks the centenary of the Campaign for Women’s Suffrage which was partly achieved by the Representation of the People Act 1918 – allowing women over the age of 30 the right to vote.
During the coming months, Collective Exchange will not only be reflecting on those turbulent times which surrounded the Suffrage Movement but will also be looking at how attitudes towards gender inequality have altered over the years, where they currently stand today and how much change is still needed for the future.
Through a series of workshops we will start by investigating language, specifically gender biased language, as a way of beginning an exploration of women’s place in society.
Two making sessions will be held in September with dates, venue and content details to follow.
People braved the weather and turned up in great numbers during Clay in the Making! We had a really fantastic day of sharing skills and knowledge and all for free thanks to the funding from Arts Council England, Haringey Council and Middlesex University.
There was a great sense of calmness as you walked into the rooms where Clay in the Making was held despite it being a busy day.
The shere enjoyment of sitting down for a few hours with other people from the community, sharing a laugh and spurring each other on could be sensed walking around and talking to people. Many said it was so refreshing to spend time with people in a creative and hands on way and it just shows that, although technology is amazing in many ways, we still want the physical contact – both hands on and face to face.
Big thank you to Josefina Isaza, Nao Matsunaga, Jess Miller and Lisa Stockham for their fantastic contribution to the day, sharing ideas and their expertise with the public and Collective Exchange!
We will hold some more FREE workshops in Tottenham during the next few months thanks to funding from Arts Council England, Haringey Council and Middlesex University.
Ina Norrman will hold two kids and family sessions at Bruce Castle Museum on the 16th and 19th February 2-4pm. We will explore hand building and marking techniques and your piece will be fired at Middlesex University and can be picked up at a later date. Four more dates to follow shortly so keep an eye out.
Hope to see you there!
Some of the workshops are quickly getting booked up so book in ASAP to secure your FREE session at ‘CLAY IN THE MAKING’ hosted by Collective Exchange, 11 February, 1pm-5pm, Bruce Castle Museum.