No! 20 Years of Stop the War: A Visual Retrospective

Start: Sunday, September 19, 202110:00 AM

End: Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:00 PM

Great protest movements have always inspired artists. The anti-war movement of the last 20 years is no exception. 

In the process of mobilising huge numbers of people against foreign wars, the Stop the War movement has inspired a wide range of artists, designers, filmmakers, photographers and musicians. They have used their skills to help the movement project its message, to create a vibrant record of its activities and produce a body of anti-war art that has spoken personally to millions.  

The movement which began in 2001 with demonstrations against the invasion of Afghanistan, mobilised millions against the Iraq war, and continued protesting over Palestine and the Middle East wars, sparked the political consciousness of a whole generation. 

This exhibition is the product of this encounter. It provides a brief history of the movement and some idea of the remarkable creativity that truly popular mobilisation can unleash.

Free Drop-In Exhibition

Artists exhibiting include: Banksy, Vivienne Westwood, Ben Eine, David Gentleman, Brian Eno, kennardphillips, Katherine Hamnett, Rob Montgomery, Martin Rowson, Ed Hall, Amir Amirani, Jess Hurd, Jim Aindow, Guy Smallman, Kristian Buus.

Note: The gallery will be closed to the public on the morning of Wednesday 8 September for a Press Viewing.

Access Information

Nunnery Gallery has step-free access throughout from street level which includes an accessible toilet and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

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Travel Information

Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm
Address: Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus:205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.