The artists have now been selected for Feminist Fusion’s Memoria 2020 project, which aims to explore the social and cultural impact of the Mayflower’s 400th centenary, creating public dialogue and reflection on global relationships. Working within a context of highlighting and promoting female artists, 5 female visual artists have been selected to create work in response to the project and the centenary. This will culminate in an event/exhibition on 8th May.
The 5 artists selected (detailed below) will work on pieces over a period of 2 weeks, with regular interaction, each fulfilling their own learning curve to reach a new understanding of British history, colonialism, interculturalism, intersectionality and the ongoing effects in our own time.
Anne’s current practice is as a landscape artist who aims to capture the essence of a place or a moment of being.
Charlie is a feminist illustrator focussing on female and natural forms, with an aim to represent the under-represented.
Lorna McTavish Coulson:
Lorna has dedicated much of her work to learning from and connecting to First Nations. She is a drum maker whose creative work is about women’s empowerment.
Natalie’s illustration package is focussed on promoting equality of all kinds, particularly in children’s literature, where representation is conspicuously lacking.
Stevie-Leigh creates earth inspired jewellery using recycled materials. She hopes to create work inspired by the First Nations’ viewpoint.