Lay Down and Draw Round
Over the next four weeks 105Women will be developing new works in their creative studio based in Union105 in Chapeltown, Leeds. The artworks, which will be made in collaboration with artists, Cherry Styles and Liz Riley, aim to tell the women’s story to date and animate their space in new, exciting and innovative ways.
105Women is a creative collective run by women and cultural organisers from countries all over the world and across generations. The group, which has existed for two years, offers a safe studio for art activity and socialising. They aim to feel connected and attached to Leeds and the Chapeltown community through art and craft, to learn together, recognising that each member of the collective has something valuable to contribute.
The new works made over the coming weeks will include window projections, a collaborative zine and objects & gifts made with new skills learnt. They will also be hosting an open studio weekend on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December where they welcome the public to Union105 to see the workspace and their creative practice. During the open weekend you are invited to react, respond and take part in the conversation being made by the women who are living on the margins of the city.
“We have a quiet voice in the city, this is our opportunity to be a bit louder.”
105Women committee member, Laura Robinson
This project is generously funded by Leeds Inspired and supported by Leeds Beckett University, East Street Arts and Women’s Health Matters.
Public event – 105Women Open Studio 9th & 10th November 2017
Address: Union105, 105 Chapeltown Rd, LS7 3HY