Julie McCalden reports on the outcomes of the recent project that set a team of eleven artists across five cities the task of ensuring artists’ voices were heard in the Paying Artists campaign during the lead up to the general election.
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Artists Bob and Roberta Smith and Gordon Shrigley bring up the rear in Surrey Heath and Hackney South respectively, while David Cameron remains prime minister as Conservatives make gains and Labour routed in Scotland.
Vote Art has seen artists such as Jeremy Deller and Bob and Roberta Smith using art to encourage people to vote through a series of billboards across the country. On the eve of tomorrow’s general election, Laura Harris argues that the project demonstrates worrying tendencies in both contemporary art and parliamentary politics.
Paying Artists Regional Advocates are planning a host of activities in Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff and Liverpool in the lead up to, and immediately following, the general election.
To coincide with the general election, Photofusion in London is showing Simon Roberts’ The Election Project, a body of work documenting the 2010 election campaign. Here he discusses the photographs in light of the current political climate, the symbolic nature of landscape photography, and his attempts to democratise the artistic process.
Artworks encouraging people to vote in the general election will be appearing on billboards around the UK from this Thursday, 23 April, with a new work by first-time-voter Jordan Alex Smith joining those of the five already announced artists.
The Cardiff-based artist explains why he is one of 11 Paying Artists Regional Advocates who will be making sure artists’ voices are heard in the lead up to the general election.
The artist Gordon Shrigley is running in the general election on a no-policies ticket. In a piece originally published on The Conversation, Lois Rowe speaks to him and declares herself unconvinced by his campaign tactics.
a-n and AIR has launched the Paying Artists Regional Advocates – a team of eleven artists across five cities tasked with ensuring more artists’ voices get heard within the campaign in the lead up to the general election.
The House of Commons has selected Adam Dant as the nation’s official artist to document the processes and outcomes of the 2015 General Election.
Brighton-based artist Joseph Young is presenting his Revolution #10 project to MPs and their guests at the House of Commons on 11 March. He explains the genesis of the project and what it’s like to stand around in the street dressed like a politician.
A new project encouraging people to vote launches across the UK in April, with a series of billboards featuring works by artists Bob & Roberta Smith, Fatima Begum, Janette Parris and Jeremy Deller. Plus a competition to find a fifth artwork created by a first-time voter is open for entries.
The Leader of the Opposition set out the Labour Party’s priorities for the arts, creative industries and cultural education at a speech in London yesterday evening.
Whilst the three main parties were keen to stress a need to redistribute arts funding more evenly around the UK, there was little in the way of concrete pledges at Wednesday evening’s Artists’ Union England Hustings debate in London, addressing issues that directly concern artists in the lead up to the general election. Stephen Palmer reports.
In the forthcoming 2015 general election, Gordon Shrigley is to stand as a prospective MP in his local Hackney South and Shoreditch constituency.
The artist Bob and Roberta Smith is to stand against former Education Secretary Michael Gove in his solidly Tory Surrey Heath constituency.