Unruly Methods is an investigation into how clothing has been used by women as a form of political activism to challenge the patriarchy and advance women’s rights. Artists Lilian Ptáček and Poppy Nash will research activist clothing from key moments of the discourse on gender equality, from the Suffragettes to today.
Document will use as its starting point the stories told in one family of South Indian origin, now living in Scotland. Four women, across four generations provide the stimulus for a performance piece told from an alternative cultural perspective and one that explores aspects of the changing roles and aspirations
Rosa Duncan and Rebecca Sweeney will undertake a research and development week for a new play. Their project for Make Do & Mend intends to explore the gendered experiences of patients within mainstream medicine. They will ask how the language associated with invisible illnesses (particularly those of women) affects the
Theatre maker Alice Mary Cooper will write and create her debut podcast focused on the herstory of two incredible but forgotten women. Utilising research and stories Alice uncovered in 2015 while making The Box (a piece of social history theatre), she will make a programme centred on the fascinating stories
Muse Not Maker is a collaborative project for Make Do & Mend devised by illustrator Alice Dansey-Wright and designer/maker Soizig Carey, responding to themes of archetypes in art, art & feminism, art & design crossover, accessibility, female status in art, muse not maker, and activism in art. It is a
NEW OPPORTUNITY – Make Do & Mend is Stellar Quines’ new talent development scheme offering artists working in any art form to apply for seed funding to explore a new idea in response to a theme. Read more
Stellar Quines are offering a new talent development opportunity. We are offering at least five artists up to £2000 to develop a new work in any artform that responds to different themes and provocations. Read more