Women's Threads of Bristol - visual map project

Women’s Threads of Bristol’ - Visual Map Project


‘Women’s Threads of Bristol’ aims to create a comprehensive visual illustration of places in Bristol that are named after women – roads, buildings, parks, blue plaques, murals – all are relevant. It encourages exploration of who these women were and what they did to earn recognition.

But, just as importantly, it asks people to suggest who they think should be on the map. Who were our female community champions? Which women dedicated their lives towards science, health, teaching, equalities, the arts?

Across history many women have been left off the map – it’s time to put them on!

‘Women’s Threads of Bristol’ project is supported by, and part of, Bristol Women’s Voice celebrations for International Women’s Day 2023.

The project is ongoing, nominations can be emailed to info@zoegibbons.com

Zoe plans to tour the Women's map to the suburbs of Bristol to get local nominations.


More about the artist:

Zoe Gibbons’ work visualises heritage stories and explores our connection to place; using salvaged and upcycled materials. She was the recipient of an Arts Council DYCP Award in 2022 for her experimental techniques in scaling up stitch and collage. This new piece of work will be created using tufting techniques.

Zoe will also be exhibiting her ‘Bristol by Billboard’ artwork at the Vestibules, made from salvaged billboard posters, which are stitched and collaged into images of Bristol.

Exhibition and residency details:

The residency has now finished but Zoe will be exhibiting the installation as part of the Bristol Radical History festival at the Mshed on Sat 22 April 2023