Just as Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley chose the camera as his weapon in his fight for peace, Peace One Day is asking leading contemporary artists based in the US to choose their weapon to raise awareness and take action for Peace Day 21 September.
The Peace One Day 2012 art project was an incredible success, raising almost £450,000 and incredible levels of awareness for Peace One Day’s work in 2013. With the 2013 art project we hope to build on this success for Peace Day 2014.
Awareness of Peace Day creates action, and that action saves lives – a child will not be bullied, a woman will not be hit, a gun will not be fired. The creative community has a key role to play and a voice that can be heard, using their influence to help increase awareness and raise funds. Awareness and funds raised through “Choose Your Weapon” will be integral to Peace One Day’s success moving into 2014.
Simon de Pury, Chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company, said: ‘Jeremy Gilley’s conviction and enthusiasm can move mountains. It was inspiring to work along with him for this first highly successful auction and we look forward to working with him on others. This is a cause that can’t leave any of us indifferent.’
Jake Chapman said, “We hope to generate a similar collaborative project in the USA next year. I have a list of American artists and the appropriate telephone numbers…”
Peace One Day ambassador Jude Law said: “Peace One Day has used music, and is now using art to inspire people to become involved on Peace Day. It’s a fantastic idea. I’m proud to support it.”
Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley said: “I’m so grateful to everyone involved in the 2012 project, and thrilled that Jake Chapman, Phillips de Pury, the ICA, James Golding and Sean Pertwee are on board for 2013. We’ll announce more details and participating artists as the project develops. The 2013 art project, culminating on Peace Day 2013, will provide the funds needed to help Peace One Day engage even more people worldwide on Peace Day 2014.”
Press Release – 9 October 2012
For more information about Peace One Day’s 2012 Art Project:2012 ART PROJECT