Take a look at some of our past and current projects.
Our current project is with Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid, and is a programme of art activities for women aged 16 and up living in refuge. The project includes a print and online domestic violence and abuse awareness raising campaign featuring contributions from Birmingham based poet Nafeesa Hamid and BSWA. The art project provides opportunities for women to develop their creative skills and interests, to carve out much needed time for themselves, and to help (re)build confidence and self-esteem. This project is generously supported by Arts Council England.
EMPOWER BAB, our 2020 fundraiser for Baobab Women’s Project. Our EMPOWER BAB shop sold small, original, affordable artworks – made and donated by over 50 people responding to the word ’empower’ – and our limited edition EMPOWER BAB brooch. Baobab Women’s Project are a West Midlands refugee and asylum seeker women’s advocacy project, working in solidarity with others for positive change. They focus on undocumented, asylum seeking and newly granted refugee women’s issues, particularly supporting women affected by gender-based violence and trafficking.
FWFC feminist slogan workshop for Barber Lates at the Barber Institute Birmingham, including an introduction to feminist protest signs and slogans through history, and a guide to generating your own.
Talk Ain’t Cheap fundraiser at Centrala in Digbeth, Birmingham, raising funds for The Haven refuge’s telephone interpretation service. The service is vitally important to supporting non-English speaking women to access domestic violence services.
Talk Ain’t Cheap performances, clockwise from left: Spoken word artist Poppy Mabel performed new poems, artist Liz Ord performed new spoken word material, poet Nafeesa Hamid read from her book Besharam and artist Emily Warner performed Not It (a work I stole from Samuel Beckett), a queering of Beckett’s Not I. We also had THE best DJ set from Who’s That Girl? but sadly no picture!
FWFC at the Women’s Strike 2018, Reclaim the Night 2019 and with Birmingham YouthStrike4Climate at the Global Climate Strike 2019. FWFC at the Women’s Strike were featured in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Women Power Protest exhibition publication, in a stunning piece by artist and FWFC member Sarah Taylor Silverwood.
FWFC workshop at West Bromwich Market as part of Multistory‘s UN Women End Violence Against Women 16 Days of Activism project, 2017. Members of the public were invited to put their own feminist slogan on a tote bag using block printing and painting. The event raised funds for The Haven Refuge in Wolverhampton, the refuge featured in photographer Susan Meiselas‘ book A Room of Their Own, commissioned by Multistory, and launched as part of the project.