On 1st December Stuart will host a live-art-letter-writing event in the Amnesty Shop @ BOXPARK. This is Amnesty’s first retail concept store and also features a large scale print collaboration with Stuart.
In the lead up to Human Rights Day (10th December) Amnesty are asking Londoners to get down to the Amnesty Shop on December 1st to take part in their ‘Write for Rights’ campaign with a giant postcard, painted live by Stuart in the ‘box’, by including their personal messages of hope and support. The giant postcard will be used to petition the Zimbabwean Embassy regarding the harassment and imprisonment of local women rights’ defenders, Women of Zimbabwe Activists (WOZA).
‘The Power of Love can conquer the Love of Power’
~Women of Zimbabwe Activists (WOZA).
‘In Zimbabwe women rights’ activists have been beaten, harassed and imprisoned for protesting peacefully – a basic human right we prize and exercise freely here in the UK. We are asking Londoners to come down to BOXPARK on 1st December and to express support for these women by writing a short message on this marvellous art work by Stuart Semple. We hope that this event will have a positive impact for the Women of Zimbabwe Arise.’ ~ Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director
‘As artists and creators, in a place where we have a large degree of freedom, we have a voice by which to speak and we need to start using it. So I’m hoping the artwork is a call to arms in the most positive of ways.’ ~ Stuart Semple
SHINE A LIGHT FOR THE WHOLE WORLD OVER
3 Colour screenprint
Hand finished with Kandahar ink, acrylic & glitter
On 400gsm handmade watercolour paper
1.2 x 1.5 meters
Published in an edition of 10 + 2 AP
for Amnesty International
Hand signed, embossed & numbered
Stuart Semple 2011
Amnesty Shop BOXPARK will be located at
Unit 5, BOXPARK retail park,
Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY