I was invited by In-Situ & Building Bridges to produce a set of banners for Nelson’s Festival of Culture Peace Walk 2022. I worked in collaboration with a local schools and community groups, to design and make three banners, which carried; messages of peace, references to local landmarks, and imagery unique to each group. The banners were influenced by those produced by women at the Greenham Common and Molesworth Peace Camps, as well as trade union banners, Quaker Quilts, and well known symbols of peace.
The banners were carried by the groups, during Nelson’s Festival of Culture Peace Walk 2022. After the event the banners were gifted to the groups that designed them.
Left: The Peace Tree, Satin, cotton, and digitally fabrics, 152x135cm, 2022; Banner designed in collaboration with Positive Voices
Right: It’s good to talk, Satin, cotton, and tie dyed fabrics, 155x130cm, 2022; Banner designed in collaboration with Mens Den, Colne
In collaboration with:
Positive Voices (Marsden Heights Community College, Brierfield)
Mens Den, Colne
St. Paul’s CofE Primary School, Nelson
With thanks to:
Kerenza McClarnan, In-Situ, Pendle
Paul Hartley, In-Situ, Pendle
Calum Bayne, In-Situ, Pendle
Shabaz Ahmed, Building Bridges, Pendle
Emily Simpson, Studio assistant
In-Situ-In-Place & Building Bridges as part of Nelson’s Festival of Culture Peace Walk
Super Slow Way & the UK Community Renewal Fund