To mark 2018’s Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October, Hestia curated #ArtIsFreedom, a week-long exhibition featuring creative pieces of visual art by victims of modern slavery.

The exhibition enables men and women who have been supported by our Modern Slavery Response team to express their journey through the medium of art.

#ArtIsFreedom week featured two exclusive talks, 'What Next For The Modern Slavery Act' with Kevin Hyland OBE, the UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, and 'The Fight On Our Streets' with Vernon Coaker MP and Detective Chief Inspector Phil Brewer.

The original exhibition opened on 16th October 2018 at London Bridge’s Anise Gallery, and has since been hosted at the London office of our corporate partner Hogan Lovells, with plans to be exhibited elsewhere across the UK in future.

During #ArtIsFreedom week, we also launched our Underground Lives report Male Victims of Modern Slavery, which found that shockingly half of all male victims of modern slavery have slept rough.

Read Underground Lives: Male Victims of Modern Slavery

#ArtIsFreedom Greetings Cards

modern slavery Christmas cards

#ArtIsFreedom greetings cards

All proceeds from these greetings cards, featuring artwork created by victims of modern slavery, will help towards supporting their recovery.

Purchase here!