The International ArtActivistBarbie Flashmob Day

The International ArtActivistBarbie Flashmob Day

Starts: Sat 3rd August 10:00AM
Ends: Sat 3rd August 4:00PM
Venue: Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Fields, M2 5PD
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Sat 3 Aug, 10am – 4pm

Free, no booking required.

Come and see Manchester Central Library transformed into the International ArtActivistBarbie FLASHMOB DAY headquarters. Featuring “ArtActivistBarbie”, an activist who draws attention to inequality and injustice by posing in museums and galleries around the globe. See her work on Twitter @BarbieReports.

The space will live stream “ArtActivistBarbie” in action, as it happens across 72 countries. Everyone can post photographs of their activism on a special Twitter hashtag for the day.

“ArtActivistBarbie” workshops:

11am – 1pm – Book Now

2pm – 4pm – Book Now

You can also drop in and join the “ArtActivistBarbie” workshops to become an activist for the day. We will take “ArtActivistBarbie” into Manchester’s cultural spaces to pose for pictures, ask questions and make a comment. Feel free to bring your own activist doll along.

Led by art activist Sarah Williamson, University of Huddersfield, who is part of an international collective of artists, educators and academics.

Photo: ArtActivistBarbie by Sarah Williamson

Enormous thanks to our partners and funders