Journey Project. New York 2009.
Dame Emma Thompson in front of Antony Micallef’s Work with the Mayor of New York and Helen Bamber OBE.
Antony was commissioned to paint and design the seven shipping containers the housed the temporary exhibition called the Journey.
A project called Journey has been exhibited in Washington Place in NYC. The project has been set up to raise awareness about human sex trafficking. Championed by Emma Thompson and Samantha Roddick and supported by The Mayor of NYC, the UN and the Helen Bamber foundation. The Helen Bamber Foundation supports refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced extreme human cruelty, such as torture and human trafficking.
The exhibitors include the artistic skills of a highly experienced and talented team assembled from a range of disciplines including: Turner Prize-winning artist, Anish Kapoor; Internationally acclaimed artist Antony Micallef; Oscar-winning costume designer, Sandy Powell; one of Britain’s leading graffiti artists, MODE2; BAFTA-nominated Art Director, Michael Howells; playwright, Simon Stephens;photographer, James Ostrer; Royal graphic designer, Mike Dempsey; V&A award-winning illustrator, Laura Carlin; Trafficked woman, Elena Varga and Lifetime Achievement Award-winner in Human Rights, Helen Bamber OBE. The exhibition dates are 9th November – 15th November 2009. Open to the public in Washington Place, off Washington Square Park.