I was commissioned by Emily Eavis to create an Extinction Procession for the opening of this years Glastonbury Festival in support of Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion. I worked with a team of 25 friends to make huge sculptural costumes which we paraded onto the stage and across the festival site. Afterwards the beasts were installed either side of the Park Stage for the rest of the festival, watching over the performers and the crowds.
I have been awarded a QEST Tom Helme Scholarship in bronze casting. With the support of QEST funding, I will learn to cast my sculptures in bronze using the ancient lost wax process with expert tuition from sculptor Ian Middleton RWA.
Our collaborative banner has gone on display in a special exhibition in the Somerset Rural Life Museum alongside an original suffrage banner from Somerset that is over 100 years old.
We took our banners and flags to London on June 10th 2018 along with over 100 people from Somerset, joining thousands of women from all across the UK to march through the streets and celebrate 100 years of women having the vote. It was an amazing and poignant day.
We stopped off in Trafalgar Square for a TV interview with Lauren Laverne, broadcast live on BBC1.
I have been nominated as one of 100 female artists across the UK to take part in a project called Processions. Working with Somerset Art Works and students in Somerset, I will be making collaborative banners to be carried in processions in the capital cities on the 10th June to celebrate 100 years of votes for women. Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, and produced by Artichoke this celebratory event will honour the women whose perseverance and passion resulted in the 1918 Representation of the People Act which gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office.
My jelly casts are available through the Honest Shop; an installation which forms part of the current exhibition: The Land We Live In- The Land We Left Behind at Hauser and Wirth Somerset.