Writing for Impact & Social Change
Six graffiti artists teamed up with Amnesty International this past weekend during the Edinburgh Festival to raise awareness for freedom of expression. The artists each painted a case of freedom of expression from Amnesty’s history, 1961 to the present, to be included in a special exhibition. Also part of the day was a live graffiti performance to raise awareness for political prisoners in Burma.
The live graffiti event marked the anniversary of the beginning of a peaceful protest movement in 1988, which became known as the Generation 88.
Read more about the event and learn about all the participating artists, including:
Amy Whiten, aka Syrkus, painting her mural about Argentina’s Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo:
Elph working on a painting about Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was assassinated in 2006 following her reporting of the war in Chechnya: