The 29th March is the day the UK is set to leave the European Union. It remains unclear what form this departure will take, but what is certain is that the British political landscape has changed. Brexit’s nationalist and protectionist narrative has occupied the centre of our public discourse for two years, and with it we have seen a corresponding rise in xenophobia, islamophobia, and racism.
Between 28th to 30th March, The People’s Film Club will be hosting BEYOND BORDERS as part of Battersea Arts Centre’s Occupy Festival. Through film, discussion, poetry, art, and performance, we will be celebrating the power of collaboration. The power of refusing borders, and refusing insularity: the power of solidarity. We will be showcasing the collaborative work of British, European and international artists. The festival will raise funds for refugee and migrant support projects in Lesvos and Calais.
Across the three days, we will be hosting an art exhibition showcasing posters that celebrate the grassroots movements growing around the world, centred around the theme ‘Beyond Borders’.
This is where we need your help…
We are asking you to donate a digital copy (high resolution scan) of an original artwork. It can be any style – typography, collage, print, photography, etc. – as long as it fits the dimensions of A2 paper (420 × 594 mm). TPFC will cover printing costs, so the charities will receive all funds raised through the exhibition. The exhibition will bring together the work of artists and activists from around the world to celebrate the power of solidarity.
If you would like to submit your artwork, or to find out more, please email us at BeyondBordersBAC@gmail.com.
Deadline for submissions: 28th February 2019