Artist Talk in association with Global Arts MCR Creative Network
14 April 2018, 1pm-4pm
At Coffee Cranks Cooperative Café (Alexandra Park, M16 8PJ)
April 14th, 2018, will mark the launch of the 8-week interdisciplinary, community-oriented project “Women Hold up Half the Sky” led by Ekua Bayunu, this year’s Artist in Residence (AIR) for Alexandra Arts’ “Pankhurst in the Park”. An introductory artist-led talk will be held with Bayunu, who will be speaking at the Alexandra Park Pavilion at 2pm. This will be followed by a women's artists space session organised in association with the Global Arts Manchester, a group co-founded by Bayunu to ‘encourage people to participate in the visual arts and learn more about diversity.’
The 8-week project will incorporate elements of sculpture and film and will include the participation of a diverse range of members of the local community who will be able get involved with workshops held at Alexandra Park’s Chorlton Lodge and Depot.
Bayunu’s work will expand beyond local concerns to build on the themes of global women’s leadership and consider culture, the arts and creativity as tools for active citizenship of central significance.
On June 9th, 2018 to celebrate the close of Ekua Bayunu’s 8-week AIR project, “Women Hold up Half the Sky”, you are invited to participate in a day of events presenting and reflecting on the work. The celebration will host happenings all around the park, culminating in a closing party at the Pavilion café.
The project draws from a central theme of the Pankhurst in the Park project, the legacy of the suffrage movement and the special significance of Alexandra Park in this history. 2018 marks the centenary of the right of women (over 30) to vote. Not only this, but iconic Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst lived just on the border of the park.
See more here - https://www.alexandra-arts.org.uk/