Here We Stand: The Art of International Solidarity


Runs: From 9th May 2024 to 31st Aug 2024

Exhibition Opening takes place on Thursday 9th May from 4-7PM 

Here We Stand: The Art of International Solidarity

An exhibition of international solidarity campaign posters at Working Class Movement Library

This exhibition celebrates the tradition of working class communities standing in solidarity with people all around the world. The exhibition includes posters from campaigns such as the campaign against the war in Vietnam, The Spanish Civil War, Palestinian Solidarity, The Peace Movement and many more. The togetherness and mutual support of these campaigns resonates throughout history with some of the greatest sacrifices and political victories.

Throughout this history, artists have played an important role in bringing people together and communicating the ideas and demands of these struggles. The exhibition features the work of some of the most renowned artists of the last century including Miro, Keith Haring and Peter Kennard.

The exhibition includes posters campaigning for causes in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa and the Middle East. These posters are a window to the incredible archive at the library that documents some of the most extraordinary stories from these campaigns through letters, pamphlets, photographs, clothing, banners, and flags. These are also complemented by a rich collection of books that together complete an amazing resource for anyone wishing to learn more about both these campaigns and how working class people have engaged in them.