Shangri La – Glastonbury 2019
It was such an honour to be invited to do a mural for the SHANGRI-LA area at Glastonbury 2019. Their brief was to do a piece on young female activists which was something we hadn’t done before. It was all very last minute and our friends and collaborators BROKEN HARTIST came on board to provide the words.
Check the artwork of Broken Hartist here:
The buzz of dancing to the backdrop of our mural at the festival made us incredibly proud.
The Activists we chose were:
1) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – often referred to by her initials, AOC. She is an American politician and activist who serves as the U.S. Representative and a member of the Democratic Party. Aged 29, she became the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress. A glimpse of hope for a brighter future in US politics.
2) Sonita Alizadeh – an Afghan rapper and activist who has been vocal against forced marriages. The original image of Sonita was kindly provided by Shuka Kalantari
3) Emma González – an American activist and advocate for gun control. As a high school senior she survived the February 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida and in response co-founded the gun-control advocacy group Never Again MSD. The original picture was kindly provided by Emilee McGovern.
4) Malala Yousafzai- a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She was shot by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt in retaliation for her activism but thankfully survived and continues to fight for her cause.