Visit our free exhibition at the Barbican, a mural by Jasmine Thompson, and add your own messages of love and protest to the wall.

Section of the mural in the exhibition 'Love as a Revolution' by Jasmine Thompson.
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15 October 2018 - 19 January 2019
Level G, Barbican

Love as a Revolution is inspired by the love-story in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In her large-scale illustration, artist Jasmine Thompson depicts scenes of courage, solidarity and revolution based on real events, centred around love and compassion. Jasmine invites viewers to take part by writing their own messages of how love and unity can change society.

Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and first shown in Stratford-upon-Avon earlier this year, Jasmine is creating a new version of her mural alongside our London Season, which includes Romeo and Juliet. Discover it for yourself, and make your own mark on the work, next time you’re here.

About the artist

Jasmine Thompson is an illustrator, designer, and caricaturist. Her work often explores social issues and politics, and uses illustration to venture into new ways of telling a story.