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Modern Art Oxford is working with 8 local textile artists alongside lead practitioner Nicola Donovan to collectively design and create a single banner, representing women and their ideas, concerns and hopes for the future.

The banner will be exhibited as one of 100 banners created for PROCESSIONS, a nationwide artwork celebrating the centenary of the UK Government passing legislation granting the first few women the right to vote.

The final workshop to make the banner takes place between 1 and 3 June. The banner will be part of a vast participatory artwork which will take place in London on Sunday 10 June. For more information visit

PROCESSIONS is produced by Artichoke, the UK’s largest producer of art in the public realm, as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Nicola Donovan

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.


Processions is designed to unite and inspire women from all walks of life in a celebration of what it means to be a woman today and to acknowledge the power of voting, in a year that marks the centenary celebrations of UK Government passing legislation granting the first few women the right to vote.


Producers of extraordinary live events, Artichoke is one of the country’s leading creative companies and is a registered charity, funded by Arts Council England. Artichoke use art to undermine the mundane and disrupt the everyday, and create a new kind of world that we’d all like to live in.