Entries Tagged as 'art'

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Anti-homeless spikes are ‘orrible. So we done summat about them.

As far as my friends and I were concerned, this was a test bed. http://betterthanspikes.tumblr.com/ Didn’t expect all this to happen….. London Live http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2015-07-19/turning-anti-homeless-spikes-into-something-more-comfortable ITV London [awaiting clip] BBC Radio [awaiting clip] Metro: http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/18/london-artists-protest-anti-homeless-spikes-by-turning-them-into-a-bed-5302388/ Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/space-not-spikes-campaigners-launch-6089905 Little Atoms [had it first]: http://www.littleatoms.com/art-design-society/best-way-fighting-back-against-londons-anti-homeless-spikes Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/artists-launch-campaign-to-tackle-scourge-of-antihomeless-spikes-in-london-10400210.html Independent (interview) http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/space-not-spikes-protest-artist-says-hostile-architecture-is-antihuman-10409673.html Guardian Cities http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jul/20/rise-urban-playgrounds-elderly Guardian Comment is Free [over 25k […]

Friday, February 6th, 2015

london recruits: the secret war against apartheid

For the past half a year, Katharine Round, Gilbert Sinnott and I have been making an experiential documentary on the secret war on apartheid inspired by and involving the London Recruits – a gang of young Londoners recruited in the 60s and 70s to carry out clandestine solidarity missions in apartheid South Africa. From re-creating […]

Monday, December 1st, 2014


In addition to delivering on the edit for our upcoming film on resistance to South Africa’s apartheid state for the V&A and greasing the wheels of other upcoming commissions, I’m working pro bono for the campaign to free three journalist colleagues locked up in an Egyptian jail for doing their jobs. 29 December sees the […]

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Politika: Art and the Affairs of the City

Peter Kennard, myself and a bunch of other troublemakers are delighted to feature in this group show in the heart of Manchester’s former industrial hub of Ancoats. Organised by the rabble rousers at Upper Space it features workshops, talks and events which not only engage local communities but do that thing that anything creative ought […]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Posters of Protest

A piece I presented for Tariq Ali’s new show on TeleSUR English about posters of protest and some inspiring activists campaigning against the School of the Americas.  

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Disobedient Objects

 This is happening. 26 July 2014 – 01 February 2015. See if you can spot our naughty little paws in the exhibition (clue: billboards). It’s a “Look mum, we’re in the V&A” moment. We’re also making an interactive film on the London Recruits as the Disobedient Film Company which is out this autumn. Follow us […]

Monday, July 29th, 2013

the wealth fair state

…made in collaboration with Dr D, “BOB: or the Wealth Fair State” might be one of our most bad-taste political projects…at least this side of Christmas and the diazepam…. http://wealthfair.tumblr.com/

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Peter Kennard’s G8 Protest Posters

Peter Kennard and I have been doing a thing around the G8 this year. He had some images. I suggested sticking them on the t’interwebs, open sourcing them and then pasting them up on the street. They ended up in Enniskillen – the town nearest to where the G8 Summit was being held. Here, the […]

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

special offer for dirty white gold fans!

The new quarterly magazine – STIR – has just published The Cotton Film: Dirty White Gold as their lead story this month! With beautiful artwork by Matthew Carey Simos for my article, it is really worth buying a print copy. STIR is offering Dirty White Gold fans free postage for those who live in the […]

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

ding dong

Radical artist Peter Kennard was a chief satirist of Thatcher during her era. On the day of her funeral, Open Democracy revisited some of the images that captured the Iron Lady and her demons. All images by Peter Kennard. Text by Leah Borromeo. Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979 heralded a fresh and angry approach to […]