SUFFOLK WOMEN'S STORIES
A National Lottery funded project
Suffolk Women’s Stories is an audio-visual record of women’s daily life in 2022 and a reflection on the impact Covid had on their lives; ultimately forming part of Suffolk Archives collection.
Creative Curve and The Hold, Suffolk Archives, developed a workshop programme bringing over 156 women together to explore how socio-economic issues affect women’s lives and to reflect on how Covid impacted on individuals: sharing their experiences through visual imagery and story capture for an audio-visual, touch sensitive wall.
We chose to use a medium that was fun, accessible, and interactive for all ages to engage a wide audience; creating the 3.6 metre drawing on display and coinciding with “Women Don’t Do Such Things” exhibition curated by The Hold; exploring Suffolk women who have led change in their communities, past and present. Bare Conductive created touch sensitive paint and interactive sensory kits used by creatives in a variety of different ways.
Socio-economic issues particularly affect women & women with caring responsibilities, coupled to the unequal impact on women during Covid 19 a real need for ongoing support across an intergenerational and diverse range of women was identified: evidence indicates that women were already disproportionally impacted by socio-economic inequalities before the pandemic.