2 Women, 1 Film, the Community and a Journal.
Arts Council England has awarded Nathalie Hildegarde Liege with a grant that will fund the making of a stained glass window for the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.
As part of her commitment to the Arts Council, she must raise some of her own income through workshops and also find more sponsors to fund other aspects of the project, such as the printing of a journal following the project.
The journal is a celebration of women in traditionally male-dominated professions. It will tell the story of the two different practices (stained glass window making and filmmaking) by two modern females for the ‘Marga & Collections’ stained glass project.
We hope to reach a wider audience through the publication of the journal, which will make information more easily accessible locally and nationally and will provide inspiration and the desire for training and skills, particularly for young women.
We have involved the community through talks, tours, films, and workshops; various debates and in-depth discussions took place between the artist and the community and from this came the structure of the final design, as well as pieces of their work being featured.
These moments also provided an opportunity for new filmmaker, Katie Eccleston Bokor, to make use of her skills to promote the project by producing a documentary, also featured in the journal. Katie is a British artist and filmmaker living and working in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. After completing her Fine Art BA/MA studies at The School of Art - Birmingham City University 2009 to 2015, (coincidentally the same art school that Marga attended) she developed KAE Films, an independent film and editing service. KAE Films works with artists and on collaborative projects and events, with the aim of engaging the local community and public with the arts.
It is a rarity to have an Arts Council Grant for a stained glass project (more commonly considered a ‘craft’) that celebrates another female stained glass artist who had debated the theme of Arts and Crafts. The journal will enhance this aspect by allowing us to keep and share records of it. The film was not only submitted to the FIFMA International film festival but would also be promoted as an art form in its own right in the journal publication.
If you like the idea of the journal - please help us make it a reality by pledging towards this Crowdfunder Project. Thank you.
Crowdfunder link: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/2women-1film-the-community-and-a-journal