Sunday, 20 March 2011

support at loop (international women's day)

Thanks to all the kind people who donated bras to me for my artwork at The Hidden Gardens, Tramway, as part of International Women's day. I was amazed by the generosity of people, and it made for a great installation.

Thanks also go to my great team of volunteers - Anna, Meera, Laura and Luisa who helped with the install and destall and were super enthusiastic.

When installing it was lovely to discuss with other ladies the ups and downs of being a woman, and we shared many a story about our bras - remember the first bra you wore? the occasion at school when you realised it was time to move from crop tops etc!

On the day of the event itself, the weather was dreadful - gale force winds and rain. The bras stayed put - a true sign of their resiliance!

I enjoyed speaking with a few people who did venture into the rain, and again, more womanly stories were shared.

Those few encounters were meaningful and I am pleased that the installation resonated with people.

The installation has been removed now, but those bras donated will go to a charity who supply women in need with bras.