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The Art of Activism exhibition

From Thursday 19 September
Art exhibition theprintspace gallery, 74 Kingsland Rd, London, E2 8DL 8:30PM - 11:00AM FREE

Friends of the Earth has partnered with theprintspace and The Guardian to launch “The Art of Activism”, a one-month art exhibition celebrating activist art which gives us hope and inspiration in the face of the climate crisis.

This September head down to the The Art of Activism exhibition to witness: 

  • 30 artists from all over the world
  • Their presentation of the creativity and power we collectively possess
  • How we can utilise this power to create change

Proceeds from all of the print sales will be donated to support Friends of the Earth's Climate Change campaign

The launch night for this exhibition is on Thursday 19 September, so put that in your diaries now.

It is open every evening, but the following happenings are on the agenda as well:

Thursday 26 September: Art & Activism Night

  • Art has a long and important history in activism.
  • This is a chance to celebrate the art that made the actions.
  • See how the wider artistic movement traditionally represents, or underrepresents, those groups who are fighting on the frontlines.
Art Of Activism

Wednesday 2 October: Fracking Night

  • Marking 1000 days of protest against Fracking at Preston New Road in Lancashire. 
  • You are invited to hear from activists on the frontline of the fight against fracking.
  • Hear how collective, community-led action can take on powerful industry and government. 
  • Learn how you can support communities and what art means in their movement.

Thursday 10 October: Climate Night

  • People are brave, ingenious and resilient when they work together to fight against climate breakdown. 
  • At the exhibition space you'll find information on how anyone can get involved in local climate activism.
  • Leave with some concrete next steps on how to get involved if you feel inspired to do so. 

All the special evening events above, including the launch night, are free! Please register here before you attend. 

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