Subversive Stitch Ins at The Cooper Gallery.
Part of the Vote 100 campaign and Hear My Voice Festival Barnsley
Creative Recovery and myself set up camp in The Cooper Cottage ready to Stitch our words of solidarity and gentle protest. Commissioned by Hear My Voice Barnsley we welcomed all individuals and groups to come and have their voice heard and create hand stitched words of encouragement that will be installed in the Town Centre Thursday on International women’s day. We had both men and women create their banners as we celebrate equality and freedom of speech.
As part of #RebelWeek we prepared to stitch bomb the town for International Women’s Day My self and the Stitch Bomb Massive turned words of encouragement into intriguing, homespun, ‘tags’ that speak kindly to strangers. We then installed them all around Barnsley Town Centre for unsuspecting shoppers to read and be uplifted.
Creative Recovery is a movement of people who share a core mission to use creativity to bring about social change, grow community spirit and boost well-being and recovery. They put people at the heart of it! They are driven by need and fully involve people in all aspects of what we do. They have a team of artists with board experience working across Arts and Health. They use a person-centred approach to create safe spaces in which people can flourish. They are innovative, dynamic and committed to partnership working and collaboration.
Hear My Voice is a poetry project for the people of Barnsley to express themselves through poetry, the written and spoken word. Holding festivals and events, working with community groups and schools. Programmed by Barnsley Museums.