Consequences was a celebration of drawing and talking that took place during 2020. Developed in partnership with Metal, it brought women together regardless of age, religion, background and culture to learn from and see more of each other. Over nine months, including lockdown, hundreds of women met up to talk while drawing.
Consequences utilised drawing to help free the mind in the exploration of personal, political and universal issues. We worked face-to-face, on Zoom and via postal exchanges. Free activity packs, walks, poster artworks and a participatory seminar, What are the consequences of not adapting? that considered Covid-19-affected practices and remote working strategies that supported connections. The project culminated in an online exhibition which showcased many drawings, words and audio conversations that invited participation. The website continues to offer free downloadable resources.
Sometimes it was light, sometimes dark but always thought provoking and often bloody hilarious.
Talking and drawing what’s not to like? You don’t have to be good at drawing, there’s no one judging, we just talk about a load of interesting stuff and have a laugh.
Social Art Library
The Notice Board
Participants included women involved with:
Hereward Netball Team
62 Gladstone Street
Bretton Youth Group
Gladstone Primary School
West Town Primary School
Syntax Poetry Festival
Peterborough International Women’s Day
Peterborough City Council
Arts Council England.