: `The Imposition of Conformity` by John Wilkinson
‘Fighting For Crumbs’ will be a short
documentary and art exhibition looking at the after-effects of
Inspired by the 2015 documentary Invisible Britain`,
which featured the group Sleaford Mods, our aim is to
create work that explores the position of art, and artists, in a
period when we are all being pressured to 'strive' for crumbs, where
wages are low, and the market dictates creativity.
From 8 to 14 August 2016 ‘Fighting for Crumbs’ (Art in the Shadow of
Neoliberal Britain) will be a sober and compassionate look at
the state of present-day Britain through the eyes of artists who
feel a sense of responsibility to deal with issues facing us all.
This event will take place in both Wakefield and
The documentary will premiere at the Wakefield Labour Club (the
Red Shed), whilst a showcase of the artists' work will be displayed
at Gage Gallery, Sheffield.
Our aim is to raise enough funds to make the film and stage the
exhibition. Working very closely with DEADIDEA Productions we
aim to raise £900. Any additional funds raised will go towards
helping the Red Shed remain a politically active meeting place for
another 50 years.
Some of the artists involved have donated prints and books.
All those who help and contributed will be credited in our
documentary and promotional material.
Please send money via www.indiegogo.com/project/fighting-for-crumbs-fundraiser/embedded
Any support will be warmly appreciated. We would be grateful
if you could spread the word as much as you can!
[Left : Detail from `Five MORE Years` by John Ledger, some of
whose work has already been displayed in the Red Shed]
More info on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.737420799732780.1073741828.734208310054029&type=3
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