Anti-Slavery week – 2014

Breaking the Chains
Breaking the Chains

 

A close friend and artist Jo Tidey told me about this show coming up for Anti-Slavery week. I still had mosaics around the theme of the sex trade and human trafficking which I was eager to exhibit and continue to raise awareness for, I applied and heard a reply pretty instantly from artist Chris Simpson. They were keen to have me be a part of the show which made me happy as it has been a while since I was involved in the campaign of anti-trafficking.

 

This is England = Claire Heath ART
This is England = Claire Heath ART

 

table
table

 

I asked my old colleague Jess Gelear from The Medaille Trust if she would like to attend the opening night with me, like old times when we used to do a lot of fundraisers and awareness campaigns together.

 

claireandjess
claireandjess

 

I was asked if I would do a radio interview around my mosaic pieces, I was happy to be asked and felt it would be a honour to talk about such sensitive issues in Anti-Slavery week you can listen here:

Scroll down to find the correct show, you will see my mosaic piece.

http://radiopete.org/radio-archive/2014-features/

‘The Tower Gallery based at the Memorial Community Church on the Barking Road is hosting an art exhibition called Breaking the Chains.  Looking at the issues of human trafficking and modern slavery, NuSound Radio 92FM went down to the opening night.’

Broadcast 23/10/14

 

antislaveryday
antislaveryday

 

The show was successful and I was so happy to be able to be a part of the movement to end slavery again as it is an issue I hold close to my heart after my years of working as a support worker in a safe house with vulnerable women and children, you can see a blog I have written in the past about my work for The Medaille Trust in the archive on this sites homepage.

 

BAAM – British Association for Modern Mosaic  

 

baam
baam

 

Tiki Love Truck
Tiki Love Truck

There is also an amazing talk by Carrie Reichardt around ‘The Disobedient Objects’ exhibition which was in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Here she is at the British Association for Modern Mosaic talking about the rise of political mosaic making and mentions the pieces I have shared on this blog which I am so thankful for. Watch the talk here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvKcFMfp3Zk

Bless The Medaille Trust, The Salvation Army and all the other charities, organisations and campaigns which exist to stop this cruel trade of humans for slaves.

 

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