Gala 2024 - art print commemorates 40th anniversary of Miners' Strike

A beautiful, hand made limited edition art print marking 40 years since the Miners Strike has been specially produced for the 2024 Durham Miners Gala.

Solidarity Forever' by the artist Theresa Easton takes inspiration from the iconography of the strike - handmade placards, bold simple text, and big powerful slogans. 

It ties in with the 'Solidarity Forever!' theme of this year's Gala, marking the 40th anniversary of the strike.

The print can be ordered now with all proceeds going to the Friends of Durham Miners Gala.

Created by artist Theresa Easton, it is evocative of the time and the solidarity that sustained the strike for a year, it is also forward facing, celebrating the comradery, community and spirit that sustains the Gala to this day.

Theresa is a printmaker, community artist and Lecturer in Fine Art at Newcastle University. Community participation and political activism feature as a driving force in her work. Printmaking provides a platform for her activism and interest in social history, and heritage interpretation. She is one of the founding members of Artists’ Union England, a trade union formed 10 years ago for visually & applied artists and artists with a socially engaged practice.

‘Solidarity Forever’ is hand printed using screenprinting and traditional letterpress wooden type. 

Watch the video to see how the print is made...

Printed onto Fabrianno Rosaspina Bianco, each print is signed, dated and numbered by the artist.

Print size is: 42cm x 32 cm. 

This is a time-limited edition print. However many are ordered by Sunday 14th July at 5pm will determine how many are made. After this deadline, the screen and letterpress will be dismantled and no more can be created.

For a donation of £40 or more to the Friends of Durham Miners Gala, you can order online or at the Marras stall/ Gala shop on the Racecourse on Gala day, on Saturday 13th July.

Please note, prints will be dispatched around mid-late August. This is due to the time it takes to hand print the edition.

All proceeds will go to the Friends od Durham Miners Gala to help fund the Gala.