Fly The Flag

Collaboration with Fly The Flag 70​ and The Civic, Barnsley To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • Role Lead Artist
  • For Fly The Flag 70 | The Civic Barnsley
  • Date 2019

Collaboration with Fly The Flag 70​ and The Civic, Barnsley To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, artist Ai Weiwei has created a flag to celebrate universal human rights. Arts organisations and charities fly the flag between 24th and 30th June 2019.

From the Highlands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall, via cities, towns and villages across the UK, in galleries and theatres, shopping centres, schools and libraries, both physically and online, people will come together to celebrate that human rights are for everyone, every day.

Flags created by children from Hoyland Common Primary School and refugees and people seeking asylum in Barnsley will be displayed alongside Ai Weiwei’s. The groups have been working with myself and Moz Khokhar creating their own flags, sharing their collective thoughts and concerns about what human rights mean to them. These flags will be on display on the Panorama at The Civic Barnsley. The pieces made by the children have all been hand stitched by children sewing for the first time!

Huge thanks to Beryl Micklethwaite for her kind volunteer support.

We Are All Born Free & Equal.
Don’t Discriminate.
The Right to Life.
No Slavery.
No Torture.
You Have Rights No Matter Where You Go.
We’re All Equal Before the Law.
Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law.
No Unfair Detainment.
The Right to Trial. If we are put on trial this should be in public.
We’re Always Innocent Till Proven Guilty.
The Right to Privacy.
Freedom to Move.
The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live.
Right to a Nationality.
Marriage and Family.
The Right to Your Own Things.
Freedom of Thought.
Freedom of Expression.
The Right to Public Assembly.
The Right to Democracy.
Social Security.
Workers’ Rights.
The Right to Play.
Food and Shelter for All.
The Right to Education.
Copyright.
A Fair and Free World.
Responsibility.

Fly The Flag 70 is a project conceived by Fuel Theatre, Sadlers Wells, Tate, National Theatre and Amnesty International. No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights.