“Partners in climate crimes and genocide”: guerilla billboard hacks slam Wimbledon’s sponsorship deal with Barclays as tournament opens.

01 Jul 2024

Press contact: Kit Speedwell, 07547 320072, brandalismproject@gmail.com Hard-hitting billboard hacks surrounding the Wimbledon tennis tournament see a fresh round of pressure over its banking partner’s financing of the fossil fuel and weapons industries.  More than 300 commercial billboard, tube and bus shelter ads near the tournament have been replaced with artworks strongly criticising the bank’s financial support to the arms trade and companies worsening climate breakdown, in a guerrilla ad takeover by anonymous art collective Brandalism. One Barclays-branded artwork shows…

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