Art Is Freedom is an annual exhibition featuring art and photography by survivors of modern slavery who are supported by Hestia’s Modern Slavery Response service.

Now in its fifth year, Art Is Freedom is an opportunity for survivors to express their stories and identities through a creative medium. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people who have been through similar experiences, and to use art as a recovery tool.

Survivors come together every summer to join a programme of art and photography workshops, hosted by professionals, to learn new skills and put them in action across London.

Art Is Freedom began in 2018, hosted at Southwark’s Anise Gallery. The exhibition has got bigger with each year and has since been hosted in iconic locations across the capital including Paternoster Square, by St. Paul’s Cathedral, and London Bridge Station.

Over the years, the art and photography captured by survivors has been seen by tens of thousands of people including royalty, MPs, and bishops.

2022 is Art Is Freedom’s biggest year yet, taking centre stage in Trafalgar Square. The exhibition will also take place at South Kensington station, as well as return to London Bridge station.

For the first time, the exhibition has been co-curated by survivors themselves, alongside HRH Princess Eugenie and Julia de Boinville at The Anti-Slavery Collective.

Find out more about Art Is Freedom 2022 here.