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Monday night saw about 40 people trickle in from typical Christchurch weather to the opening of Celebrate People’s History, a poster exhibition documenting radical moments in history. Whether it was the rain, the continuous email pestering or the large banner on the side of the gallery that brought them in is unknown, but what is known is that the posters are simply amazing. With over 50 works in the collection and each work having such a powerful story to tell, it’s like diving head first into the prettiest history book you’d ever wish to find.

Nibbles and some fine punch kept the spirits up as we trawled around Eastside Gallery’s heritage walls, struggling to pick favourites. Luckily the show is on for two weeks as you really need to revisit a lot of the posters to give them justice. However there are posters for sale at the gallery for those with limited time, as well as free zines, stickers and other goodies.

Thanks to everyone who made it to the opening night. The show ends on May 29th but hopefully it will come to a centre near you in the future. More pics to come.

Eastside Gallery at the Linwood Community Arts Centre, Corner Worcester Street and Stanmore Road, Christchurch.

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm (open until 6:00pm Thursdays)

Saturday: 10:30am – 1pm

Sunday: TBC

That’s right folks, less than two weeks to go! 

This weeks poster is rather topical:

This poster celebrates the life and work of Wangari Maathai, the founder of the African Greenbelt environmental and social justice movement.

The show details again (in case you missed them):

Since 1998 the Celebrate People’s History Project has produced an amazing array of political posters by different artists from around the world, each highlighting a historical example of social struggle. Here in New Zealand for the first time is the complete series, celebrating important acts of resistance by both individuals and collective movements who have fought tirelessly for social justice. From the Spanish Revolution to feminist labour organisers, indigenous movements to environmental sustainability, protests against racism to the Korean Peasant’s League — Celebrate People’s History canvases global movements in collaboration with a global network of artists.

Visually the posters are as diverse as the topics themselves. Screenprint, woodcut, linocut, illustration, line art and traditional graphic design all feature in full colour — employed to engage in much needed critical reflection about aspects of our history often overlooked by mainstream narratives. A seamless welding of art and politics, Celebrate People’s History is sure to excite the history junkie, poster enthusiast, art student and social activist alike.
Celebrate People’s History
May 17 – 29, 2010  

Opening Night
Monday May 17th at 5.30pm

Eastside Gallery at the Linwood Community Arts Centre 
Corner Worcester Street and Stanmore Road
Christchurch

Justseeds and Beyond Resistance is proud to present ‘Celebrate People’s History’, an exhibition of over 50 international posters documenting radical moments in history. This weeks poster is a goodie!

Dr. Equi was a lesbian, anarchist, World War I war-resistor and member of the IWW. She has been called the Emma Goldman of the Pacific Northwest. Poster by Alec Icky Dunn.

Celebrate People’s History

May 17 – 29, 2010

Opening Night
Monday May 17th at 5.30pm

Eastside Gallery at the Linwood Community Arts Centre 
Corner Worcester Street and Stanmore Road
Christchurch

Justseeds and Beyond Resistance is proud to present ‘Celebrate People’s History’, an exhibition of over 50 international posters documenting radical moments in history. Each week leading up to the exhibition we will be showcasing a poster from the series, to wet your visual appetite…

This week’s poster is ‘Jane’ by Meredith Stern. ‘Jane’ was the codeword for a Chicago-based underground abortion service. Hundreds of women help thousands of others get clean, safe abortions at a time when abortion was completely illegal in the US.

 

Celebrate People’s History
May 17 – 29, 2010

Opening Night
Monday May 17th at 5.30pm

Eastside Gallery at the Linwood Community Arts Centre 
Corner Worcester Street and Stanmore Road
Christchurch

Justseeds and Beyond Resistance is proud to present ‘Celebrate People’s History’, an exhibition of over 50 international posters documenting radical moments in history. 

Since 1998 the Celebrate People’s History Project has produced an amazing array of political posters by different artists from around the world, each highlighting a historical example of social struggle. Here in New Zealand for the first time is the complete series, celebrating important acts of resistance by both individuals and collective movements who have fought tirelessly for social justice. From the Spanish Revolution to feminist labour organisers, indigenous movements to environmental sustainability, protests against racism to the Korean Peasant’s League — Celebrate People’s History canvases global movements in collaboration with a global network of artists.
Visually the posters are as diverse as the topics themselves. Screenprint, woodcut, linocut, illustration, line art and traditional graphic design all feature in full colour — employed to engage in much needed critical reflection about aspects of our history often overlooked by mainstream narratives. A seamless welding of art and politics, Celebrate People’s History is sure to excite the history junkie, poster enthusiast, art student and social activist alike.

Celebrate People’s History
May 17 – 29, 2010

Opening Night
Monday May 17th at 5.30pm

Eastside Gallery at the Linwood Community Arts Centre 
Corner Worcester Street and Stanmore Road
Christchurch

Contact:
otautahianarchists(at)gmail.com

Images can be made available for media/press by request, or preview some of the works here: http://www.justseeds.org/subjects/celebrate_peoples_history_1/

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