Idle Women build tangible, sustainable spaces and resources that are the result of long-term collaboration with women of all abilities.
As well as physical locations, space for women can be made online.
Power Tools is a series of household DIY videos – made by women, for women – that launched in 2019.
These fun and concise instructional videos repopulate a YouTube genre with women and girls, both trades professionals and those approaching the task for the first time.
NB Selina Cooper
Selina Cooper is a narrowboat conceived, designed and built by women.
55ft long, with no motor, ‘NB Selina Cooper’ launched in Burnley on the Leeds to Liverpool canal on International Women’s Day, 2016.
Since then, it has provided a residential base for visiting artists and practitioners and has hosted workshops for up to 12 women at a time.
Land Rover Project
Deconstructing and reconstructing together is a fundamental methodology Idle Women use to create space for women.
Women joined artist Dina Rončević to learn mechanics and completely dismantle a Land Rover Defender as part of the project Helen from 2017 until 2019.
All Building projects
Alys Fowler working with women to design the UK’s first physic garden created by and for women
We are very happy to announce that through a new commission supported by Idle Women, Super Slow Way, Mid Pennine Arts and workshops with women from
Building Tutorials for Every Woman
The Land Rover Project by Dina Rončević at the IWI in St Helens from 2018-2019
Helen is a multi faceted project supported by Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence Award
The industrial arm of the Physic Garden a place to grow plants and ideas