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The Good Shout: banner & placard making with Lil Brookes
29/06/2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join local artist and historian Lil Brookes to make banners and placard celebrating the workers triumph over their bosses who were stitching them up and not paying for the Sma’ Shot warp threads in their textiles.
Celebrate the 1856 uprising in words, thoughts and ideas inspired by Victorian trading cards, workers rights marches and civil protest movements of past years.
Make a banner or placard and wave the workers past on Causeyside during the Sma’ Shot parade on Sat 1st July.
A FREE class with all materials provided.
About Lil Brookes
Lil is an artist living and working in Renfrewshire known as “Gatekeeper Art”. She works both as an artist, and as a social historian with community practice. Her artwork is inspired by the rich heritage of Scotland with a special interest in the vibrant colours, designs, and textures of the West of Scotland’s 18th and 19th-century textile industries – the iconic Paisley pattern and handloom shawl making of Renfrewshire, the Vale of Leven’s Turkey Red dyeing process and Ayrshire lace production. Her work includes cards, signed mounted prints, painting commissions and original works. She enjoys experimenting with different mediums and materials which are both “fun” and challenging when creating new artwork. Lil sees art as “therapy”, a safe place, and a passion. Her work as a social historian has led to a number of community-led heritage projects for a variety of groups including adults with physical, learning, and visual disabilities, mental health issues, as well as older adults and school children. Projects have included online workshops, film-making, and participating in large community events.