Drawing Blood – Monday 11th March, York!

Drawing Blood with Man watching pen bamboo

Drawing Blood, a one-night-only exhibition at the Norman Rea Gallery, is a showcase of political cartoons from oppressive regimes around the world.

Organised by YorkPEN and Ruki Fernando at York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights, the pop-up show will highlight the on-going infringements of cartoonists’ rights to free expression around the world and celebrate the work of several featured artists, including Prageeth Eknaligoda – the Sri Lankan cartoonist who disappeared three years ago – and Syrian Ali Ferzat, who had his hands brutally broken under Bashar al-Assad’s regime after his work was published.

Combining illustrations, interviews, photographs, quotes, videos and skype projections with relatives of the artists as well as live talks, the exhibition will introduce the genre and explore the individual cases of the showcased cartoonists.

Entry is free for everyone, so come join us for a free glass of wine and an evening of Drawing Blood.


7-9pm (Speakers at 8pm), The Norman Rea Gallery, University of York

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