Share Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google Plus WhatsApp Heart

Fly the Flag 70: Ai Weiwei, Hoyland Common Primary School & Barnsley Refugee Council

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, artist Ai Weiwei has created a flag to celebrate universal human rights. Arts organisations and charities fly the flag between 24th and 30th June 2019.

From the Highlands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall, via cities, towns and villages across the UK, in galleries and theatres, shopping centes, schools and libraries, both physically and online, people will come together to celebrate that human rights are for everyone, every day.

Flags created by refugees and people seeking asylum in Barnsley, and children from Hoyland Common Primary School will be displayed alongside Ai Weiwei’s. The groups have been working with artists Gemma Nemer and Moz Khokhar creating their own flags, sharing their collective thoughts and concerns about what human rights mean to them.

This compliments another exhibition by Ed Hall, the UK’s leading banner maker for the trade union movement. He has been making trade union campaign and exhibition banners for 30 years. They are handmade, stitched, appliqued and often with painted scenes as centrepieces.

  • We Are All Born Free & Equal.
  • Don’t Discriminate.
  • The Right to Life.
  • No Slavery.
  • No Torture.
  • You Have Rights No Matter Where You Go.
  • We’re All Equal Before the Law.
  • Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law.
  • No Unfair Detainment.
  • The Right to Trial. If we are put on trial this should be in public.
  • We’re Always Innocent Till Proven Guilty.
  • The Right to Privacy.
  • Freedom to Move.
  • The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live.
  • Right to a Nationality.
  • Marriage and Family.
  • The Right to Your Own Things.
  • Freedom of Thought.
  • Freedom of Expression.
  • The Right to Public Assembly.
  • The Right to Democracy.
  • Social Security.
  • Workers’ Rights.
  • The Right to Play.  
  • Food and Shelter for All.
  • The Right to Education.
  • Copyright.
  • A Fair and Free World.
  • Responsibility.


Fly the Flag is a project conceived by Fuel Theatre, Sadlers Wells, Tate, National Theatre and Amnesty International.No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights.

flytheflag.org.uk