21–26 September 2015
…in the Heart of London, together with Mall Galleries, between Trafalgar Square
and Buckingham Palace.
Passion for Freedom Annual Art Competition and Exhibition is a large showcase representing the world of
freedom. Artworks are carefully selected by an independent jury from the most
promising contemporary artists who want to share their stories with the public,
willing to change something in their hearts and minds.
The sheer variety of work presented each year is what makes Passion for Freedom
Competition an annual highlight of the cultural and freedom calendar. This year, as ever,
the public will get the chance to select their favourite artists and vote for the best
The world’s largest freedom art competition open-entry exhibition represents traditional and
cross-media art, which will be presented together with ten selected books, and ten
renowned journalists. Three visual artists will be nominated for General Awards and
three film productions will receive Freedom Film Awards. The audience will vote
for their favourite piece of art for the People’s Choice Freedom Award during the
|The exhibition will be open:|
|Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm|
22 September – Tueasday 6:30pm
|Film screening “Parvati Saves The World’ In Three Acts by Ram Devineni
Panel Discussion: “Art as a weapon and a shield: female empowerment through art”Invited Panellists:
Jessica Fulford – Dobson
|24 September – Thursday 6.30pm|
|Film screening “Cartoonists: Footsoldiers Of Democracy” by Stephanie Valloatto
“Cartoons are a serious business: how humour is democracy’s greatest strength”
Dr Tim Benson
Some say the World’s – leading political cartoonoligist. He therefore thinks he
knows everything there is to know about political cartoons. A lecturer on
cartoons, Benson has also had more books published on the subject than
anyone else. He has even acted as an external examiner for postgraduate
degrees in cartoons. Now some say Benson is not only self-opinionated and
outspoken, but has a big mouth to go with it. So here, on his very own cartoon
blog page, he has decided to put it to even greater use.
Rachel Alcock (Amnesty International) Rachel is a dedicated and passionate campaigner
Agnieszka Kolek, awarded the title of Polish Woman of the Year 2013 in the
|25 September– Friday – Passion for Freedom Gala Awards Ceremony 2015*|
|*by RSVP only
The premier art festival dedicated to freedom, with open-entry exhibition.Traditional
and cross-media art will be presented together with selected books, film screenings
and recognition of renowned journalists. Three visual artists will be nominated for
General Awards and three film productions will receive Freedom Film Awards.
The audience will vote for their favourite piece of art for the People’s Choice Freedom
Award during the Gala Ceremony. The PFF exhibition will showcase uncensored art
from the UK, Europe and around the world which aims to promote human rights and
freedom of expression.
|26 September – Saturday 12-3pm – Free to Create Workshops|
|FREE TO CREATE: Art the voice of freedomby Rhonda Fenwick, Mona Lisa Art Group
Drawing Workshop for children with teachers and art master. On this course participants will have the opportunity to create artworks in response to the theme through drawing, body maps, graffiti, collage and origami. Giving them a voice to express their ideas, thoughts, views and opinions concerning freedom through the language of art.
2015 Jury Panel
Gary Hill – one of the most prominent American foundational artists in video art.
Sarah Maple – a provocative young British artist, feminist and activist.
Lee Weinberg – curator, art researcher and lecturer at Goldsmith University.
Jasvinder Sangera – one of The Guardian’s ‘100 most inspiring women in the World’,
the Ambassador for Peace Award, the Pride of Britain Award, among many others.
Paul Carter Robinson – founding partner and CEO Artlyst – a comprehensive international what’s on guide for art events, exhibitions, fairs and auctions.