2024 Gala art print


A beautiful, hand made limited edition art print to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1984-85 Miners Strike.

Produced especially for the 2024 Durham Miners Gala, 'Solidarity Forever' takes inspiration from the iconography of the strike - handmade placards, bold simple text, and big powerful slogans. 

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

Created by artist Theresa Easton, it ties in with the theme of this year's Gala, 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.

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

Solidarity Forever!