Sharmin Faeq Sadiq from Kurdistan, Iraq supported by the 'Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Support Group' 2022

THE Red DRess is coming to Egypt 17th - 27th September 2022︎

The 10 days wil be spent both connecting with the 50 FanSina artisans in Sinai who worked on the garment in 2015, and then exhibiting the Red Dress in Cairo at CILAS and the British Embassy,

Events


YEAR 2020


January 2020

3 day embroidery event

Dove Arts Studio, Somerset
(closed event)


March 2020

Drop in embroidery event

International Women’s Day with Bristol Women’s Voice, held at the Bristol City Hall.

March 2020

Drop in embroidery circle

Aguacatenango, Chiapas

MONDAY 14th DECEMBER 2020

ZOOM PRESENTATION

Fibrearts Guild of Pittsburgh (Closed event)

YEAR 2021


THURSDAY 27th MAY 2021

Zoom presentation

The Textile Society, UK
(closed event)


November 2021

Bristol Stitchers

Presentation, Q&A and embroidery circle
(closed event)


November 2021

Deaf PLUS, Bath

Presentation, Q&A and embroidery circle
(closed event)

https://www.deafplus.org/

DECEMBER 2021

Women’s Centre, Nelson’s Trust, Bridgewater

Presentation, Q&A, workshop and embroidery circle
(closed event)

https://nelsontrust.com/somerset-womens-centre-seeks-to-break-the-cycle-of-women-in-contact-with-the-criminal-justice-system/

YEAR 2022


TUESDAY 25th JANUARY 2022

Zoom presentation

Lady Eleanor Hollis School
(Closed event)


FRIDAY 28th JANUARY 2022

Zoom Presentation

Open College of the Arts
(Closed event)


MONDAY 31ST JANUARY 2022

Presentation, Q&A and embroidery circle

Strode College, Somerset

(Closed event)


FRIDAY 4th FEBRUARY 2022

Embroidery on the Red Dress for all students

Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace
(Closed event)


Thursday 24th FEBRUARY 2022

Presentation and workshop day

Kings School Bruton
(Closed event)

Sat 26th & Sun 27th FEBRUARY 2022

Presentation

ACE Arts Somerton, Somerset

Tickets: https://www.acearts.co.uk/

TUESDAY 8th MARCH 2022

Zoom presentation

Rodean School, Sussex
(Closed event)

TUESDAY 8th MARCH 2022

International Women’s Day event — Presentation and Calico Dress no 1

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, Wales

https://museum.wales/swansea/

SATURDAY 26th MARCH 2022

Swansea Women’s Asylum & Refugee Support Group

Presentation, Q&A and embroidery circle

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, Wales
(closed event)

https://www.scvs.org.uk/swansea-womens-asylum-refugee-support-group-may19
https://museum.wales/swansea/


14th MAY 2022

Traces of Sisterhood, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw

Zoom presentation from uk


16th MAY 2022

Women's Hour with Emma Barnett

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001882p


6th & 7th SEPTEMBER 2022

Traces of Sisterhood, Salon akademii gallery, Warsaw

Embroidery workshop


https://asp.waw.pl/2022/08/26/red-dress-wspolne-haftowanie-sukni-warsztaty-dla-kobiet-z-ukrainy-i-czeczenii/

SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2022

In discussion event with catalogue signing

ACE ARTS Gallery, Somerton, Somerset

Tickets: https://acearts.airposwebstore.com/catalogue/330019-the-red-dress/items/83eb-kmc10-an-evening-with-the-red-dress

TUESDAY 20th & WEDNESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2022

Bringing the Red Dress to visit the FanSina artisans in St catherines, Sinai, Egypt 


A community celebration and honouring of the 50 women who worked on the Red DRess in 2015.

(Closed event)



MONDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2022

Presentation with Red Dress

Textiles and Stitch around Marlborough
(Closed event)


12th OCTOBER 2022

Presentation with Red Dress and workshop

ACS International School, Cobham
(Closed event)


WEDNESDAY 19th OCTOBER 2022

Presentation with Red Dress and workshop

Birmingham City University
(Closed event)


Friday 21st OCTOBER 2022

Display and interactive presentation with the Red Dress

SENSE, Touchbase Peers, Birmingham
(Closed event)

www.touchbasepears.org.uk

18th NOVEMBER 2022

Presentation and Catalogue signing event

Kings School Bruton, Somerset

Tickets: Info available soon

SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2022

Zoom Presentation

Wokingham Embroiderers Group


13th december 2022

Presentation with Red Dress

Embroidery group, Chepstow




OUR SUPPORTERS

A huge thank you to all who have given their time, energy, enthusiasm, advice, experience and financial support to the Red Dress project over the years.

In addition to the institutions below, funding has been gratefully received from a number of private donations and 441 individuals around the world via 2 Crowdfunding campaigns in 2020 and 2022.

"
The Red Dress is one of the most power pieces of clothing I have ever seen
Angelica Colleluci, Head of Design & Productions at Ozwald Boateng
The Red Dress in its final incarnation, a magnificent, regal robe, symbolises the empowerment of women through the creation of something beautiful, something which began with bowed heads and tired fingers but also with faith and joy, an openness and willingness to be a part of something which they could not see at that time but in which they could believe had meaning and worth connecting with other women around the world
Lady Alison Myners, Chair of the Royal Academy Trust 2020
The Red Dress is in some respects similar to Mail Art, the populist artistic movement centred on sending small scale works through the postal service. It initially developed out of the Fluxus movement in the 1950s and 60s – but on a larger scale – the journey of the work is part of its identity, process, and in fact function. A signifier of the temporal and physical nature of the process inherent in the creation of the piece. The surface of the dress layered with embroidery slowly transforming into a specific topographical map – completely particular to the work’s journey – and reflective of the burgeoning sculptural landscape of the object
Paul Black, Artlyst 2015
It’s her (Kirstie’s) red silk Dupion bodice and voluminous skirt created for the Red Dress that fully demonstrates her commitment to embroidery and the immense respect for the international community of makers
Denna Jones. Embroidery Magazine 2010
I can't remember when they embroidered that piece of silk (2018?) but I feel that something has changed since. The fact that they could embroider what they wanted and that it is appreciated has given them some strength, some confidence that I didn’t feel so strongly before. Last year, I sent them a drawing and asked them to “interpretate" it the way they wanted; again it came back with a lot of emotions, another beautiful story. Thank you for giving them this opportunity
Nicole Esselan, Founder of Kisany Africa (supporting artisans in DR CONGO and RWANDA)
This is both an extraordinary work of collective art and profound and eloquent social commentary. It is also an example of how potent the Attire language is capable of becoming
Attires Mind (Fashion Blogger) 2020
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