About The Campaign
The decision to set up the Artists' Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment came from conversations among a group of artists in February 2015 about the consequences of this Amendment.
We were frustrated and extremely disappointed that, despite many shocking instances of neglect and mismanagement of women’s care as a result of the Eighth Amendment, there seemed to be a lack of political will to tackle what we saw as an urgent issue. We wanted to act and decided that we should appeal to our fellow working professional artists.
We have been very encouraged by the response of our colleagues, some 200 of whom have already attached their names to a statement calling for the repeal of the Amendment. This website has been launched to allow artists working in architecture, dance, film and television, literature, music, theatre and visual artists to add their own names to the list of supporters of the Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.
Our aim is to communicate to the public, to the political parties, and in particular to the relevant ministers in the context of the up-coming election, that the artists who have attached their names to this statement believe the Amendment has been extremely damaging for women, and must be repealed
The Artists' Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment is seeking to gather signatures from artists who are calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Our aim is to publicise the signed statement as widely as possible through the Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment website, national and international press and social media.
The campaign is organised by artists for artists. We believe and hope that other sectors of Irish society will also call for the repeal of this detrimental amendment.
Rachel-Rose O' Leary
We would like to thank John Sutton, Director at Persuasion Republic for his help and support. Daragh O' Toole, Creative Director at Persuasion Republic, designed the persuasive Campaign logo