Cardigan and North Pembrokeshire Amnesty International Group are delighted to be hosting Freedom to Express Yourself. This exhibition is free of charge to view during office opening times: Tuesday-Friday, 10.00am-4.30pm.
Amnesty International has partnered with top artists and designers to create a beautifully illustrated notebook that celebrates our right to freedom of expression. Previous Children’s Laureates Sir Quentin Blake and Chris Riddell, Turner Prize-winner David Shrigley, Lord of the Rings artist Alan Lee, and best-selling journal author Meera Lee Patel, are just a few of the artists that have produced new artwork for the notebook, basing their creations on pivotal quotes from some of the most important human rights thinkers and activists of the past two centuries, including Malala Yousafzai, Mahatma Gandhi, Bob Marley and Harper Lee. Full of inspiring ideas, the notebook has plenty of empty space for readers to express themselves with their own creative drawings, musings, to-do lists and doodles.
“Being able to express ourselves freely helps make our lives rich and colourful. But in some places around the world, writers and artists are still being silenced and oppressed just for sharing their creativity. Freedom of expression is not something we should take for granted. It allows us to enjoy an open and fair society, and we must treasure and protect it. That is why we are delighted that so many artists have joined us to create this beautifully illustrated notebook, which we hope will inspire people to write, draw and doodle in celebration of this important human right.”
Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK