Creating Heroines is a collaborative international project initiated by the British Council. Bringing together female artists, graphic novelists and illustrators, the project explores the themes of overlooked heroines from the past and imagines heroines for the future. It explores the stories behind the sidelined heroines of history and mythology, and uses them to inspire new creations including zines and cartoons. Creating Heroines aims to spark debate, challenge stereotypes & share women's stories.
WORKSHOP IN KATHMANDU
Our aim in this three-day workshop is to reflect on the theme of heroines, to create artwork including zines, posters and stories. There were six individuals representing 4 different countries: Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the UK. They were:
- Samya Arif (Pakistan). Illustrator, designer
- Isuri Merenchi Hewage (Sri Lanka). Illustrator, children's and comic book artist.
- Promina Shrestha (Nepal). Researcher, educator & illustrator.
- Shraddha Shrestha (Nepal). Illustrator, designer, street artist.
- Dr Nicola Streeten (UK). Illustrator, graphic novelist, comics scholar.
- Bandana Tulachan (Nepal). Illustrator and children's book artist.
To download please complete this form with your details . Please note that the zine contains mature content and may not be appropriate for children.
The evaluation report of Creating Heroines can be downloaded from the link below.