7th Art Competition at Mall Galleries Deadline: 28 August 2015
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Exhibition 21-26 September 2015

How to register in steps

1. Read Terms & Conditions, complete and tick to agree to Terms and Conditions in the online Submission Form

2. Pay the entry fee. Your work will not be considered by the Panel of Judges if you did not proceed with the payment.

3. Upload image/images of your work not smaller than 1MB. Include links and any necessary passwords to time based media in the submission form. [..]

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Passion for Freedom Festival 2015 Freedom Books

“What is the difference between men and women? In Afghanistan, it’s freedom”, Jenny Nordberg, author.

In the Freedom Books Section, PFF recognises the work of courageous and inquisitive authors and journalists, who show the way the world order is established.

By blatantly disagreeing with it and giving the examples of brave people (women especially), be it in Afghanistan, Russia, India or Turkey, the authors make a firm stance on freedom of expression and freedom to be a woman.

Their characters by not knowing their rights, living in cultures where women are less worth than men or simply by speaking up, trying to find ways to survive (The Underground Girls of Kabul), challenge establishment (Words Will Break Cement), learn that rape is a crime which is not committed by them (Priya Shakti), or that their rights should be equal to that of men’s (Uprising).

This year PFF nominates:

1. Uprising: A New Age Is Dawning for Every Mother’s DaughterSally Armstrong

2. Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, Masha Gessen

3. The Underground Girls of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys, Jenny Nordberg

4.  Priya Shakti, Ram Devineni

5. They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian Genocide, Dr Ronald Grigor Suny

6.  Islam and Free Speech, Andrew C. McCarthy


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Jamie McCartney, UK

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Trained at Hartfors Art School USA, from where he graduated with highest 
honours in 1991. Jamie is an artist who is hard to define. He admits to having 
a largely sculptural oevre but his work crosses many disciplines and he shuns 
any particular label. 

The Great Wall of Vagina: ​ “Changing female body image though art” 

Female genitalia have long been a source of fascination, recently of celebration but generally of confusion. Today it seems that creating images of 
the vagina is the sole preserve of pornographers, erotic artists and feminists. 
Step in British artist Jamie McCartney who has grasped the nettle to create a 
monumental wall sculpture all about this most intimate of places. For 400 
women their privates have gone public… 
Half a decade since its humble beginnings, The Great Wall of Vagina has 
enticed women from many different countries and all walks of life to volunteer 
to be cast by McCartney in an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the project. 
The age range of the women is from 18 to 76. Included are mothers and 
daughters, identical twins, transgendered men and women as well as a 
woman pre and post natal and another one pre and post labiaplasty.  


Jessica Fulford-Dobson, UK

Jessica Fulford-Dobson

Jessica Fulford-Dobson is one of the country’s most successful and trusted 
portrait photographers. Her work is to be found in private homes throughout 
Britain including those of the Churchills, Guinnesses and members of the 
Royal Family. Her approach is both classical and timeless: she works in 
natural light, and favours black and white film for her portraits. Robin 
Hereford, Director of Valuations at Bonhams, has singled her out as ‘one to 
watch’: ‘Jessica has an amazing eye for detail and composition, the quality of 
her work was clearly apparent with her being the top-selling artist of one of 
our shows in New Bond Street.’ 

Skate Girls of Kabul series  

In 2007, an Australian skateboarder called Oliver Percovich decided to give 
girls from the most autocratic and repressive societies the opportunity to 
skateboard. Skateistan is an NGO which now has over 60 staff in several 
countries. In a country where girls aren’t allowed to ride bikes, and where only 
20 percent of women aged 15 to 24 are literate, Skateistan has made 
skateboarding the most popular sport for girls. 
He took Skateistan to KabulAfghanistan, using the urban street sport as a 
tool for empowerment, and a hook to get children aged 5 to 18 from poor and 
displaced Afghan families into full-time education. It now works with over 400 
children per week.  
Pictures of them will be on display at Mall Galleries during Passion for 
Freedom London Art Festival.    


Kate Parker, USA


Kate is a photographer, mother, and athlete from Atlanta 
Her work has been featured in galleries all over USA including New York and 
Los Angeles. Kate’s recent projects “Blended” and “Strong is the New Pretty” 
have been highlighted in the Huffington Post, the Daily Mail UK, NPR, the 
Washington Post, Elle ChinaVanity Fair Italy, Lean In, Amy Poehler’s Smart 
Girls at the Party, and Athleta.  

Strong is the New Pretty

Series features images of Kate’s girls, celebrating them as the strong, 
confident, athletic females they are.  

Jarek Kubicki, Poland

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Artist, photographer and creative director, winner of many prestigious awards 
in the web design field. Graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. Jarek 
has been involved in the creative process of many advertising prize-winning 
projects such as Beksinski.pl, Rumors about Angels II, both of which were 
honored with Favourite Website Awards. Jarek has participated in a several 
group exhibitions in PolandBelgium and Romania  


Maja Wolna, Poland

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Born in Poznan, 1980, Maja obtained MA Diploma in Graphic Department at Fine 
Arts AcademyPoznan in 2005. Currently she works as Assistant Lecturer at 
the University of Art in Poznan in Multimedia Department and Graphic 
Department of the Computer Science and Management Secondary School in 
Warsaw .
She takes part in many international art competitions, individual 
and group exhibitions all over the world. She was awarded with Gold Medal in 
International Poster Biennial in Warsaw, 2010, Grand Prix and Second Prize in 
International Poster Competition ‘Anti Aids Ukraine’ in KharkivUkraine, 2006. 
Among others her works were presented on the international art exhibition 
Passion for Freedom in Unit24 Gallery in London. She cooperates with the 
polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza and creates socially and politically 
engaged art.
Maja is the author of series of posters about Muslim women. 
Posters, graphic design, illustrations, collages are a part of her art. Currently 
she is working on a video art and objects based on her graphic experiences.  
Summer Party Thank you
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It is joyful moment to be with so many Friends. All those who have become our fellow travellers on this idealistic journey to protect freedom through artistic expression.

With your money and support this year’s festival will be the biggest and the most precious event that celebrates freedom and the brave artists, writes, and journalists banned in so many countries.

Thank you for being an essential part of Passion For Freedom’s development and being part of the solution.

Together we can do anything

Summer party – we raised £3000, which gives us In total in gallery fund £13000

See you in Mall Galleries at the end of September 2015

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This event was sold out – 27 June 2015 @ 7.30 pm

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Passion For Freedom at Mall Galleries
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Passion For Freedom at Mall Galleries 20-26 September 2015 London

Festival Passion for Freedom is getting bigger and more powerful every year. If anyone is ever supposed to walk on the red carpet that would be our artists, film directors, writers and journalists from around the world.

21-26 September 2015 in the Heart of London at Mall Galleries, between Trafalgar Sq. and the Buckingham Palace within the walking distance to the beautiful St James’s Park. [..]