More Than a Number

Artists in support of the women and families affected by the cervical cancer scandal.  moreAn Invitation to Participate
On Saturday August 18th, Standing 4 Women* East Cork and Greywood Arts present a response to the cervical cancer scandal in words, images, music and performance to help raise awareness of the issue, and build support for the movement.

Standing 4 Women* is a grassroots movement formed in response to the delivery of incorrect smear results to 209 – now 221 – women in Ireland and the misdiagnoses leading to the death of 18 women. S4W* works across party lines, and is calling for immediate mandatory open disclosure and the provision of person-centered supports from a multi-disciplinary team for the women and families affected.

Greywood Arts is an artist’s residency and community hub for creativity in Killeagh, East Cork. Inspired by artists’ participation in the Repeal movement, we know art has real power to create change in Ireland.

The Concept
You are invited to respond to the situation as a creative maker. Greywood Arts will provide the space to exhibit, read aloud, sing, speak, perform, present, etc. The structure of the event will be shaped by the participants, but will be supportive and social. You are encouraged to feel deeply, push boundaries, and make your voice heard. Artists of all disciplines and of any gender identity are welcome to contribute.

Some places to start, if you find that helpful:

  • It can be an emotional response.
  • It is also an opportunity for empowerment.
  • Where in your body does this resonate? How does it make you feel?
  • What is the meaning of:
    • Care
    • Respect
    • Fear
    • Bodily Autonomy
    • Transparency
    • Non-knowing
    • Responsibility
    • Loss
    • Honour
    • Scandal
    • Secrecy
    • Presence
    • Justice
    • Protest
  • Women’s health concerns
  • Gender (in)equality
  • The Institution vs the Individual
  • These women are more than a number

To participate, send an expression of interest to Jessica at create@greywoodarts.org
Tell us your name, phone number, medium, and any ideas you have by July 22nd.