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Turner Contemporary have been working with artist Jessica Voorsanger through a series of public workshops to create a banner as part of a nationwide project to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women, with Artichoke and 14-18NOW.

One hundred women artists have been 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.

On Sunday 10 June, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London will walk together as part of a celebratory mass participation artwork called PROCESSIONS. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the PROCESSIONS will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets.

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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, PROCESSIONS are inviting 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.

Community banner-making is also taking place up and down the country.

PROCESSIONS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women.

This vast artwork is based on an original idea by creative director Darrell Vydelingum.

PROCESSIONS is commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and produced by Artichoke. With support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

PROCESSIONS Cardiff is produced by Artichoke in partnership with Festival of Voice and Wales Millennium Centre.

This project celebrates one hundred years since the first UK women got the right to vote. If you’re not already registered to vote, sign up here.

*those who identify as women or non-binary

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Find out what else is going on at the gallery this week on our What's On page here.

Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Thu 7 Jun 2018