The 100 is a project in Northern Ireland focused on sharing the stories from 100 women connected to this beautiful land.
A book contains 100 pages of unique art (poetry, stories, painting, photography, embroidery and more) created by 100 women. The book was created during 2021 - 2022 and centres on themes of belonging and connection to the earth. On the 15th October 2022 the book was planted as a time capsule for 100 years at Mount Stewart a National Trust Heritage site. The book will not be seen again until 15th October 2122.
A festival took place on 15th October to celebrate the book as part of the planting ceremony. This webpage will remain an archive of photos and information related to the project.
No one would argue that there is much healing needed in the world. The idea of planting 100 voices is not to hide or silence but quite the opposite. It is a connection with voice and the land, nurturing the earth for reconciliation with the land, harvesting a better world and symbolizing new growth of togetherness. For us all we would like to think that in 100 years the imbalance issues we face now with gender discrimination, sectarianism, racism, and lack of care of our planet and will no longer exist. The 100 women in the book represent this hope. For the 100 participants, this is a deep journey of self-learning - sense of belonging at this moment in time and self-representation and message to those viewing each of the particpants pages in 100 years after they have have gone. The project started in 2021 the centenary year of Northern Ireland. Some may recognise this and some may not. And that is OK. The project is about 100 Women in the here & now.
Kerry Anderson, Wilhelmina Peace, Charo Lanao, Cony Ortiz, Orla Hasson, Tessa Ann