In 1918, getting the vote changed history. In 2018, using your vote will change it again.
Initiative to get people to vote in Ireland’s 2018 abortion referendum, drawing parallels between the suffragettes and women’s rights today. Launched on International Women’s Day 2018, the crux of this project was a self-published zine, which had information on what we were voting on, how to register to vote, and why we should vote yes. We distributed it as far and wide as possible. We created photography and a launch film, and the project lived well on social too.
It culminated in an exhibition with Hen’s Teeth, “The Art of Protest”; where we invited 13 female illustrators and designers to create protest placards around women’s rights. The exhibition ran from the 10 - 17 of May, with all profits from print sales going to the Together for Yes campaign.
Myself and my partner Avril were invited to talk about this project on The Other podcast in June 2018, and I spoke about this project at the Art Directors Club of Europe’s High Potentials session in November 2018.
The zine folded into a poster/protest placard for use after reading.
Creators: Katie Kidd & Avril Delaney Photography: Laragh McCann Sound Design: Gareth Smyth & Frank Sweeney Risograph Printing: Kate Brangan & Jo Little (Or Studio) Animation for Social: Daire O'Suilleabhain Exhibition Co-ordination: Hen's Teeth, Dublin. (Greg Spring, Rosie Gogan-Keogh and Noel Feeney)