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“I want world peace, universal healthcare, no oppression, no prejudice, no poverty”, is a strong, defiant message from Bethan Griffiths, who used the question to focus on how to make our world better. Positioned on the exterior car park building of Wigan Grand Arcade, a vivid red and black, floral patterned banner will attract the attention of passers by on this busy thoroughfare.

"I don't know what I want my future to look like, so I used the question to focus on some bigger issues in the world, such as lack of healthcare, war and how people around the world are suffering."

Bethan Griffiths, aged 17 from Standish
Mark Titchner, Bethan, 2017. Photo by Simon Webb.

Mark Titchner, Bethan, 2017. Photo by Simon Webb.

Over 2000 bookmarks with the words, “I want world peace, universal healthcare, no oppression, no prejudice, no poverty” by Bethan Griffiths (aged 17) will be concealed inside library books throughout the two libraries. These small, subtle artworks invite people to search or accidentally discover them, where the art can be taken away into new spaces.

“I'm excited about the bookmarks conveying my message in the physical form, rather than through social media, because they are more personal and tactile."

Bethan Griffiths, aged 17 from Standish

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