IT will be a celebration with at least 30 shades of grey.

A Scottish artist is appealing for grey and silver haired women who have resisted the urge or pressure to dye their hair to join her on a promenade through a city centre to celebrate their natural hair colour.

Kate Clayton, 65, an artist based in Perthshire, is looking for women with "white, grey or silver hair" for the event in the last week of August which will see the women walking on a silver carpet from Dundee's Caird Hall to the City Square.

Ms Clayton's work is concerned with ageing, with the representation of women and older women, and the "lack of visibility and voice that older women have."

She said she hopes at least 30 women take part in the event,

"This notion of the 'silvery Tay' and silvery-haired women just came to me," she said. "It is a celebratory thing, but it is not all about hair.

"I am having a lot of debates with women, with 40, 50-year-old women, who are all dyeing their hair.

"They are playing, as far as I am concerned, into the youth culture - 'I will look so much younger if I dye it', and 'I am not ready to go there yet'.

"Women dye: a lot more than you would think."

The event will take place on August 29 as part of the Commons Festival which runs in Dundee from August 24 to 30.

Ms Clayton said if women want to take part in the event, there are "no skills necessary".

It is for women who, she says, "just need to be seen and heard and celebrate - it is not a wake. It is for women who have not dyed their hair.

"Women who have not dyed their hair have resisted pressure - so I am interested to know: what else have they resisted?'

Ms Clayton, a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, said she wanted women to come who have un-dyed hair, not women with grey hair under a dyed hair, or women who have chosen to dye their hair silver or white.

"I want it to have a visual impact, and if only 30 women sign up to be there, it will be 30 women who have grey, white and silver hair - ideally there will be more," she said.

"It is about given women a voice and visibility saying 'we are here, we are part of the Commons' and notice us."

Ms Clayton will be holding two workshops for the event, on August 24 and 25, and has a silver carpet which will be rolled out for the march itself.

She said: "I want to have dialogue with the women, I want to find out what we have in common, what is it we have to say, and possibly we will even have placards - but it is not a demonstration, its not a march, it is something where women can say whatever they want."

Ms Clayton is an art therapist and artist and a former international aid worker in Albania, Pakistan and Georgia, and is now based in Blairgowrie in Perthshire.

The Commons Festival in Dundee will have four themes: Land, People, Food and Digital.

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