Using Art to Shine a Light on Women’s Lives
Over the last two years, the pandemic and the lockdowns have turned women’s lives upside down. They have had to adapt to a wide range of new experiences and roles in order to support their families and communities. This International Women’s Day we wanted to shine a light on the experiences of the women in the communities that we serve by using art to create a display which would be a lasting illustration of their strength, resilience and creativity.
At Sheung Lok, our women got together on Zoom with our artist tutor, Caroline, and made paper butterflies and flowers inscribed with inspirational words using upcycled materials that can be found at home. These were bought to the centre and made into a beautiful display by Caroline that soared across the walls.
At the Welcome Centre, the women worked with calligraphy tutor, Brian, to create an artwork based on the style of the artist Mackintosh, with butterflies and roses. The artwork was built around a quote from Michelle Obama, “There is nothing that we, as women, cannot accomplish” and a quote from our ETE coordinator, Ling, “Every day is a learning day.”
We are proud of our strong community of women and these artworks are a lasting testament to their talents and skills.