Join artist Nicola Donovan for a workshop to make bloomers and saddle covers. Bloomers, named after women’s rights advocate Amelia Bloomer, were developed in the 19th century as an alternative to the constricting dresses worn by the women of the time. They came to signify freedom for women during the suffrage movement.
This workshop is being hosted with partners Cowley Road Carnival for the Oxford International Women’s Festival, and as part of a year-long national celebration of the centenary of the first few women gaining the right to vote.
Nicola Donovan is a mixed media artist, researcher and writer with 20 years of experience of exhibiting as well as lecturing, workshop delivery and leading public engagement/participatory events. She holds a PhD in Fine Art Practice from Nottingham Trent University and is interested in the way that materials and what artists do with them affects viewers.