The Blue Heart Campaign is an awareness raising initiative to fight human trafficking and its impact on society. The Blue Heart represents the sadness of those who are trafficked while reminding us of the cold-heartedness of those who buy and sell fellow human beings. The use of the blue UN colour also demonstrates the commitment of the United Nations to combating this crime against human dignity.
Artwork dedicated to the Blue Heart Campaign
The artwork created for Timeline 67, Scene 1 is dedicated to the Blue Heart Campaign, which will receive 50% of profits made on any products featuring artwork from this scene.
Why this artwork?
Anna’s blue sash is inspired by the amazing work done by the Blue Heart Campaign. The blue of the blue heart campaign is used to colour the sash, and in placing the blue sash around Anna\'s waist, it becomes symbolic of being ensnared by trafficking. In Timeline 67 Scene 1 Anna has just been bought by Raoul, but her rescue is already being planned. Because of the Blue Heart Campaign, the colour blue has also become symbolic of those who are moved to secure the freedom of and support victims of trafficking.
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Bringing Freedom is a charity I've long admired for their passion in supporting victims of trafficking, raising awareness of the dangers for young people travelling abroad and how to spot the signs that someone is trafficked.
Artwork dedicated to Bringing Freedom
The artwork created for Timeline 67, Scene 3 is dedicated to Bringing Freedom, which will receive 50% of profits made on any products featuring artwork from this scene.
Why this artwork?
In this scene, there's a section where Gabriella's hands have been tied up but someone has appeared to set her free. To me this is so symbolic of what Bringing Freedom is all about: setting people free from their bonds to their owners, both physically and emotionally. For once the victims are free there is an incredible amount of shame and low esteem they have to overcome, especially as they will often be rejected by their families if they were in sexual bondage.
Human trafficking is the second most profitable crime with over 45 million people held in slavery worldwide. Every 30 seconds another person becomes a victim of human trafficking. All it takes is a moment for an individual to be forced, coerced, or deceived into modern-day slavery. There are an estimated 14,000 victims currently in the UK.
In September 2014, 8 arrests were made in Devon and Cornwall linked to human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Police arrested 5 women, aged 26-34, and 3 men, aged 35-37, on suspicion of trafficking people into the UK for the purpose of labour exploitation. One victim was made to sleep in a cupboard. Czech nationals were rescued, including 13 children.
Bringing Freedom is a non-profit Christian based Cornish charity helping to end human trafficking & modern day slavery.
Bringing Freedom raises awareness about the dangers surrounding human trafficking and slavery through fundraising events and presentations to help teach people about being cautious when travelling, when applying for jobs and how to identify the signs of trafficking and slavery.
Bringing Freedom's vision is to raise enough funds to build safe houses in Cornwall. These safe houses will help restore the lives of victims of human trafficking, slavery, and sexual abuse by providing a home, counselling, education, everyday life skills and job training, with full guidance on their new direction in life. To keep ongoing contact with each individual after they leave Bringing Freedom's care, to show that Bringing Freedom's love for them is always there.
50% of profit from these products support Bringing Freedom
The primary mission of The Medaille Trust is the empowerment of women, men and children, who have been freed from the human-trafficking and the modern day slavery industry in the UK, enabling them to regain their dignity and self-worth. They do this by providing safe housing and offering opportunities for physical and psychological healing, rehabilitation and protection to the victims in their care.
The Medaille Trust operates from 7 safe houses offering a total of 61 bed spaces to women, men and children. Their current range of safe house provision offers 3 dedicated women’s houses, 3 male houses and 1 specialist family centre. With their range of safe houses located across the country the trust can offer a warm and safe home with a loving team of staff to assist with the 1st stage of the victim’s recovery.
Challenge your local MPs
Challenge your local MPs to use their position to obtain funding from the seized assets of the traffickers to directly help victims.
‘Make Poverty History’
Work to support any initiative to ‘Make Poverty History’, so that there will be opportunities in all countries for young people to work, and so that traffickers will not be able to take advantage of such levels of poverty.
Become more informed on this issue and engage in conversation with others in your home, workplace, sports club and place of worship
50% of profit on the following products support The Medaille Trust
Each t-shirt has an illustrated scene from Timeline 67 on the front and the backstory of a character on the back.
These t-shirts are limited to 100 of each scene and will be signed and numbered with your name and number kept on a secure database to prevent it being copied.
The t-shirts are organic cotton, ethically manufactured and carbon neutral.
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There's great excitement here as we get ready for the Timeline 67 exhibition. I've just picked the Gallery Prints up from our local eco printers, Monkey Puzzle Art Prints, who are based at Mount Pleasant Eco Park near Porthtowan in Cornwall. A joy to travel to as I have to go past gorgeous views of the North coast beach at Porthtowan, and usually have to stop at the headland to enjoy the view and fresh sea air.
I used Adobe Illustrator to create these 5 scenes from Timeline 67 Chapter 1. I'm delighted at how well all the small details look when they're blown up into A1 sized prints.
I'm only selling 100 prints of each design because I want our lovely fans to have the privilege of owning artwork that's an investment piece rather than mass-produced and commercial.
They are printed using a special process called Giclée, a fine art digital printing process where the highest quality pigment based inks are sprayed onto a high quality archival paper to produce a print that lasts over 75 years.
Each print is printed to order to minimise waste, so as soon as you place your order it gets sent to the team at Monkey Puzzle Art Prints, who will usually print it within the next 4 working days.
All prints are signed and numbered by hand by the illustrator, Tracey Dockree, and entered onto our secure database so that we can identify whether any prints are originals or fakes.
Gallery Prints are A1 in size: 594 x 841 mm / 23.4" x 33.1"
A4 Prints are 210 x 297mm / 8.3″ x 11.7″
For more information about each Print and to choose your preferred size, select it below.
Signed, Limited Edition Art Prints
Tracey Dockree is a Fashion Designer, author, activist and prize-winning poet.
She is passionate about raising awareness of the abuses behind the glamour of the fashion industry and the steps that can be taken to redress them. She supports projects that empower those who have been or are at risk of becoming abused by fashion industry malpractices, especially trafficking and pollution. She founded the ETHICAL REBEL – a movement of people rebelling against a fashion industry producing cheap and low quality ‘rags’ with no respect for their customers, the workers in their supply chain or the environment.
She created the Ethical Rebel magazine and ethical fashion directory to showcase the fantastic range of ethical fashion brands available so you can choose the fashions that express your own personal style with a clear conscience.
Tracey is also passionate about empowering those who have no voice, especially the homeless and victims of trafficking. Her graduate collection was inspired by a desire to create beautiful and desirable garments from a pile of old, unwanted socks, showing how the least of things can be transformed into something special. In the same way, many people who are written off, and even write themselves off, can be transformed and empowered to live a fulfilling and purposeful life. Her graduate collection Parade of Giants was cited as a benchmark for future fashion students and was selected to be shown in the Zeitgeist Show at Brighton Fashion Week.
Tracey’s designs range from artistic/costume hybrids that make a statement to stylish, comfortable garments that can be worn anywhere. Her ideas are always unique and always have a story. Her passion is to create stories that come to life when they are worn and for a community of story lovers to share a part of the story wherever they wear it.
She is currently combining her talents to create Timeline 67: A Story in T-Shirts – a series of illustrated t-shirts that when read in sequence reveal a story (like a comic or graphic novel but the t-shirts are the pages). Each t-shirt also has a sub-text story that is inspired by the giant issues we are currently facing in our society – trafficking, homelessness and the refugee crisis.