Reflection and Rebellion: A Loudspeaker project Autumn 2021

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The Loudspeaker programme is delivered by Nottingham Contemporary as part of the Opportunity and Change project, which is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and The European Social Fund.

The programme is offered in ten week projects of which there have been fourteen so far. Women are offered a supportive, caring environment to help see things differently, feel positive about the future and move away from challenging circumstances.

Loudspeaker sessions are an opportunity to take a break, develop routines, build confidence, become inspired, and meet new people.

This book presents the outcomes of creative explorations made by a group of eight women living in the East Midlands, during Autumn and Winter 2021. The women explored exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary, Allison Katz: Artery, Erika Verzutti and Our Silver City, 2094. They also visited exhibitions at other galleries in Nottingham; Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945 at Djanogly Art Gallery and Laced: In Search of What Connects Us at New Art Exchange.

Together they discussed their responses to the art in the galleries and experimented with a wide range of art materials and methods to make their own interpretations.

Through taking part, the women discussed ideas about the everyday in art, feminism and personal expression. In this book they describe in their own words what they did and their feelings about being part of Loudspeaker.

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