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Image credit Emma Solomon

Horizons celebrates Cullercoats Bay and the women who worked out of this formerly busy harbour as fish lasses, herring girls and the wives of fishermen.

The performance saw women of all ages and backgrounds come together as a collective, at low tide and sunrise to block the Horizon with hand made cloth banners, pleated and hand stitched echoing the traditional skirts worn by the Cullercoats women.

Each banner is unique and is an expression of individuality within societal constraints. The reverse of the banners are tarred, sealing in the stitches, representing the preservation of disappearing female narratives.

The collective act of blocking the Horizon is a commentary on halted futures due to gender and a celebration of the women whose strength was paramount to the survival of their families.

Thank you to the following stitchers, performers, and supporters.

The work is currently being collated into a short film of the event, book and a fine art print. Details will follow shortly.

DAWN ADKIN DAWN ALLEN JOHN ALDER AUDREY ALLEN JO BATES KATHY BACKOVITCH ELLA BEECH ANNE BENNETT LOUISE BENNETT FRANCES BRADY NICOLA BROWN KATE BOWEN TRACIE BULLOUGH MARILN CAIN JULIE CASSELS SANDRA CHARLTON DONNA CHESHIRE SALLY CLARK SARAH CLARK CATHERINE COLLINS SUZANNE COMBE JACKIE CROSKERY KATHERINE DAVIES RAPAELLA DAVIES GAYNOR DRAKE JENNI EVANS LOUISE FABIAN LIZ FRY LUCY FOSTER DIANNE FORD ALISON GIBSON LOUISE GIBSON KELLY GILLAN CAROLINE GREGORIO FIONA HALE SYLVIE HARGREAVES DAWN HAYES LOUISE HAYES JOANNE HILL GEORGIE HIND OLIVIA HOGG REBECCA HOGG GEMMA HOOD TRISH HOLLINRAKE SUE HOPE CAROLIE HOY JILL HOY BEN HUGHES DANNY HUGHES STEVEN HURREL KAREN JEFF NATALIE JOLLY JILL KARADENIZ BRIDGET KENNEDY BETH LEE MAGGIE LATHAM BRENDA LOWRY DAWN LLOYD BLANDINE MARTIN CAROLE MCCOURT MARNIE MERRILEES LYNN MICHELSON CLAIRE MORTON FRANCE NAYLOR JUDITH NELLIST QUYNH NGUYEN DERRY NUGENT ANNE OLDHAM ANNE PAYNE BELINDA PAYNE EMMA PAYNE CHARLIE PAYNE MADDIE PAYNE TOM PAYNE ALICE PAYNE JACK PAYNE MANDY PRICE HELEN RICHARDSON  PAT RICHARDSON PAUL RICHARDSON CHUTE ELAINE RILEY SALLYANN RITCHIE FIONA ROBERTSON LOIS ROBINSON CHERYL SAVAGE MALLORY SMITH RICHARD SMITHSON FRANCA STANNERS VIV STAPLEY TIA MARIA TAYLOR BERRY STEPH TAYLOR LINDSEY THOMPSON MICHELLE SALEM SHAMS FUND SONIA TURPIN CRISTINA TYLEY SUE VAUGHN  CRAIG WILKINSON RACHEL WEDDLE HELEN WELFORD KELLY WHITE JACKIE WOOD LESLEY WOOD MICHELLE WOOD ESTELLE ZAUNER MAUGHAN