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Dedicated to all the others

Red Dress is a new arts organisation that aims to open up conversations about experiences and representations of sexual and violent crime. We work with community groups, arts organisations and individuals, to produce visual and dramatic narratives about violence, using an ethically informed, workshop based process.

Our work uses the wide ranging graphic novel Becoming Unbecoming by our creative director Una as a springboard. Our aim is to help create a better world for all of us by changing cultures of prurience and spectacle and raising the voices of victims of crime. Red Dress dedicates our work to all the others.

Becoming Unbecoming

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About Us

Our Values

Redress (verb) Remedy or set right. Restore the balance in a situation.

  • Our core purpose is to work together to make high-quality artistic works in response to experiences of sexual and violent crime
  • Taking a less intense approach can help others engage at a more profound level; it gives audiences space to think.

To learn more about our values click ‘Our Work’ below:

Our Work’

How You Can Support Us

Help our organisation grow. We believe our arts based approach helps foster dialogue, solutions and well-being.

Commission us

Commission us to make artistic works for you, or with you.

Participate

Talk to us. Join in our participatory work. Follow us on socials and share our work. Our work is dedicated to all the others.

Contact us

We’d love to hear from you

Becoming Unbecoming “Challenges a global culture that demands that the victims of violence pay its cost.” Joanne Harris.

Becoming Unbecoming “An enormously meaningful and brilliant book I will think of and revisit often.” Quiet Mountain Reader.

Becoming Unbecoming “Her book is a roar on behalf of women all over the world.” Oprah.com

Events, activities, participation

Look out for news of our panel events in February, March and April, including a live feed performance from Coletivo Rubra, in Brazil. Funded by Arts Council England.

All participants work will be presented on a dedicated website:

Find out more

We are currently working with 12 participants, funded by Leeds Inspired, to tell life stories of violent and sexual crime in creative ways.

Una and Sara are facilitating 6 weeks of creative writing, drawing and forum theatre

Find out more here

Thank you so much for organising this it was brilliant.

Participant of a session with Una, Arts together, Leeds

News

Recent posts

  • The legacy of Artemisia, or Why Should We Care That Someone Was Raped?
    A blog post for Red Dress Collective, written by Una I’m going to talk about honour and artistic freedom. I’m going to argue that the old fashioned concept of honour has contemporary potential, in that it matters what we draw and how we draw it. My novel length comic Becoming/Unbecoming explores through drawing a culture […]
  • Una’s Dedicated to All the Others: A Transformative Theatre Experience 
    Written by Felipe Vieira de Galisteo* Translated by Iona Macintyre At the end of 2016 I walked into a bookshop in São Paulo. I wasn’t after anything in particular; I was looking for books that would help inspire me to create a new theatre show the following year. At the time I was a bit […]