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Conservations in Creativity: A Womans Place

Thursday 14th July, 2016

6 – 8pm

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Conversations in Creativity: ‘A Womans Place’

Perspectives of Inspirational Women in Placemaking.

Creative Lancashire, in association with Urban Room Blackburn, present their next Conversation in Creativity examining perspectives of inspirational women operating in placemaking and built environment.

With:   Haley Walsh – Artist, Rachel Anderson – Idle Women, Cis O’Boyle – Idle Women

Following the loss of world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, Creative Lancashire are inspired to increase awareness of women working in placemaking, architecture and the urban environment. This male dominated sector can sometimes overlook the woman, our conversation will consider a range of roles women are championing in place-based context.


Idle women (on the water) is a touring arts centre, which navigates the canals and waterways. Constantly cruising the project reaches women in countryside, towns and cities. Hosting a series of artists-in-residence, workshops & events it provides both visiting arts venue and arts resource centre for women.

Idle Women Caretakers, Cis O’Boyle and Rachel Anderson, by Dana Popa, 2015

Hayley Welsh Conversations in Creativity

Hayley Welsh is lead artist and curator for Blackburn Open Walls, a self-initiated street art exhibition supported by Blackburn is Open. Blackburn-born Hayley is based in Perth, Australia and has participated in international street art festivals.

Hayley Welsh

This event is part of the wider Urban Room Blackburn programme, a month long celebration of art, architecture and public space with a focus on urban culture, experimentation and innovative practices to inspire new ways of thinking about towns.

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