‘Gentle Protest’ – My first solo show at HV Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

Gentle Protest, Sarah Corbett solo craftivism exhibition. Join me in Stockholm for the exhibition, 'Craftivist Clinic', workshops & more! :)

15 Jul ‘Gentle Protest’ – My first solo show at HV Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

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I’m excited (and nervous!) to announce I have my first ever solo exhibition show this summer in Sweden at HV Galleri in the centre of Stockholm. I would love you to be part of it:

13 August19 September 2015. Handarbetets Friends Gallery. 

Sarah Corbett “Gentle Protest”

If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind & just, then our activism should be beautiful, kind & just.

I agreed to this incredible invitation to create new work for a solo exhibition with the aim to show that protests do not always have to be aggressive and also how important that our good intentions lead into well-crafted strategic campaigns that really can improve our world long term. I hope to show that handicrafts can be a powerful tool to address injustices through slow, careful, thoughtful and empathetic activism as a catalyst for long-term positive change in the world. This free exhibition explores how crafts can be a powerful and changeable instrument that can be added to the toolbox of activism. With interactive elements, I would love you to attend :)

 

I can’t believe it’s been 6 years since I founded the Craftivist Collective in London January 2009 and now I’m proud to say that it has grown into a global community and social enterprise that tools and services to individuals and organisations around the world to help conduct effective craftivism.  Working with charities, universities, art institutions and individuals around the world for the last few years, I’ve learnt so much and I hope this exhibition builds on the knowledge and experience I’ve gained over the last 6 years. The exhibition will be mostly new work. I hope you like it! See press release on the HV Galleri website here (scroll down to read in English)

 

As well as having some items of the exhibition for sale, a shop area of other craftivism tools and products you can buy I will also be at the gallery as a resident ‘Craftivist Doctor’ in a designated room that will be a:

wellmaking clinic+ 

Being the change you wish to see in the world is something we have to do for individual & societal wellbeingThis clinic is for anyone who wants to make our world a happier & healthier place for all. My hope is it helps us to see if you are realising our potential to be part of the solutions to our world’s problems.

Feeling like a burnt out activist?

Overwhelmed & don’t know where to start?

Lost hope that we can change structures of injustice?

Nervous of trying?

Doubting your effectiveness as a change-maker?

Sounds like you need a check-up:

Make an appointment with me for a one to one 30min session in person or via Skype for advice on how to get involved in contributing to a happier and healthier world. I have over 7 years experience as a professional campaigner, founded the Craftivist Collective  & have been an activist since the age of 3 so I hope you feel you will be in good hands (check out my CV on LinkedIn here if you like). After the consultation, you will receive a unique letterpress printed prescription card with recommendations on such as what films to watch to inspire you, comic books to read to learn more about campaigning, activities to do and more. We will both then sign the prescription card, stamp it and you can keep it tohelp you on your journey as a good craftivist and global citizen.

For the appointment of the Well Making Clinic, please email me at sarah@craftivist-collective.com with dates and times you are free during 13th August- 17th September Monday-Friday 11pm-4pm.

 

Group Sessions – Come and Get Involved.

Limited space. Free (refundable deposit) BOOK HERE

Craftivist Collective group sessions are a great way to reflect on our role as change-makers and discuss your thoughts & concerns in a safe space with others. Facilitated by me, workshops include a free Craftivist Collective kit for everyone to use with courage and care. No experience needed BOOK HERE Free (deposit needed) and limited to 15 people. No experience needed.

Bristol Stitchable Change-makers workshop in The Letterpress Collective studio

Stitchable Change-makers – 6pm-8pm Wednesday 19th August. BOOK HERE

Complete a letterpress printed stitchable dot-to-dot card and, as you reveal the face of your chosen change-maker, reflect on the values threaded through them and their lives, and challenge yourself to think about how you can connect the values threaded through you to your daily actions and decisions. Facilitated by me, workshops include a free Craftivist Collective kit for everyone to use with courage and care. No experience needed BOOK HERE Free (deposit needed) and limited to 15 people. No experience needed.

 

one of the 5 change makers you can make or buy a whole set :)

 

Craftivist Footprint – 6pm-8pm Wednesday 26th August BOOK HERE

Stitch a canvas footprint to help you find the wisdom that inspires you to walk through life as a good global citizen. Keep your footprint as a physical reminder to keep changing our world one stitch at a time…   Facilitated by me, workshops include a free Craftivist Collective kit for everyone to use with courage and care. No experience needed BOOK HERE Free (deposit needed) and limited to 15 people. No experience needed.

 

completed Craftivist Footprint to place somewhere as a physical reminder to make a positive impact on the world and focus on your journey as a good global citizen

 

‘Don’t Blow It’ hanky – 6pm-8pm Wednesday 2nd Sept BOOK HERE

Stitch a message on a handkerchief as a gift. Place your message under the nose of someone who could seriously influence positive change & help them to do so with your hanky as a gentle nudge. Facilitated by me, workshops include a free Craftivist Collective kit for everyone to use with courage and care. No experience needed BOOK HERE Free (deposit needed) and limited to 15 people. No experience needed.

 

Don't Blow It craftivism handkerchief to give to a powerful person to help encourage them to use their power and influence for good

 

Mini Protest Banner – 6pm-8pm Wednesday 9th Sept BOOK HERE

Fly solidarity’s flag for those suffering as a result of the world’s injustices. Craft your own banner, turn heads & influence change. Facilitated by me, workshops include a free Craftivist Collective kit for everyone to use with courage and care. No experience needed BOOK HERE Free (deposit needed) and limited to 15 people. No experience needed.

 

Mini Protest Banner inside Somerset House, London during London Fashion Week

HERE download high resolution press images of Gentle Protest. HERE you can read more about the exhibition. 

 

Gentle Protest, Sarah Corbett solo craftivism exhibition. Join me in Stockholm for the exhibition, 'Craftivist Clinic', workshops & more! :)

 

More info:

Address: HV Gallery, Djurgårdsslätten 82-84, SE-115 21, Stockholm
The exhibition is open: Mon 18-20, Thu-Fri 11-16, Sat 11-17.

http://hv-textil.se

E-mail: info@hv-textil.se

Phone: 08-545686 50
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