Dedicated to all the others
Red Dress Collective is a new not-for-profit arts organisation dedicated to life writing about experience of sexual and violent crime. We work with individuals, community groups and organisations to produce narrative art, using an ethically informed, workshop based process.
The graphic novel Becoming Unbecoming by our creative director Una is our springboard for discussion. Our aim is to help create a better world for all of us by changing cultures of spectacle and raising the voices of victims of crime. We are dedicated to all the others.
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Redress (verb) Remedy or set right. Restore the balance in a situation.
- Our core purpose is to make high-quality artistic works in response to experiences of sexual and violent crime
- Red Dress creative projects are rooted in the notion that it is not only the telling of the story that is important, but the being listened to
- 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 projects click ‘Our Work’ below:
How You Can Support Us
Book a ticket
Our next event is a live stream performance form Brazil, with a panel discussion. Free, or pay as you feel.
Commission us to make artistic works. For you, or with you.
Talk to us. Join in our participatory work. Follow us on socials and share our work. Our work is dedicated to all the others.
We’d love to hear from you
Look out for news of our videos, podcasts and blog posts PLUS a panel event in May with a live feed performance from from Brazil, with Coletivo Rubra. Funded by Arts Council England
Una and Sara facilitated six weeks of creative writing, drawing and forum theatre with a group of women from Leeds, to tell life stories of violent and sexual crime in creative ways. Funded by Leeds Inspired
Recent blog posts
- The legacy of Artemisia, or Why Should We Care That Someone Was Raped?A blog post for Red Dress Collective, written by Una, first presented as a talk at Comics Forum, Leeds, 2017. 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. […]
- 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 […]