Our Demonstration

Course Leader for Design for Communication, Noel Douglas features in an exhibition organised by 6 Central St.Martins art students at the Guardian Newspaper’s galleries in Kings Cross, London this April, the show called ‘Our Demonstration’ features work that deals with the ‘art of protest’ and art activism since 1968.

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‘Art can create disturbance and protest, and protest can create art’ – Martin Argles, 2012

This exhibition deals with the art of protest, the need for, as well as the effects of art in protest. The exhibition is a culmination of a year of research into the relationship between art and activism with an aim to demonstrate the ways they work to inform one another.

A unique collection of archival images documenting the actions of people in protest spanning from 1968 onwards are exhibited alongside works from both established and emerging artists including Bob & Roberta Smith, kennardphillipps, John Goldschmidt, Noel Douglas, Rowan Durrant, Francesca Tosarelli, James Cauty, Ben Wilson, Jamie Wagg, Robert Greenwood, Leah Borromeo, King Mob, Shepherd Manyika, Cordelia Cembrowicz, Hanging Out Project, Come Cut, Marco Monterzino and Ting-Tong Chang. The artists’ works harness the energy and ideals of individual approaches to protest in art. In today’s current climate, it is necessary to add to the very relevant discussion regarding art in protest and to emphasise art’s potential in actualizing change in the ‘here and now’ of our times.

A series of events to coincide with the exhibition:

Thursday 26th April – ‘Our Live Experiment Is Worth More Than 3,000

Textbooks’ film screening and Q&A session with film director John Goldschmidt at The Kings Cross Social Club; 6.30pm – 8pm

Thursday 3rd May – ‘Discussing The Creative Resistance’ discussion

panel with Dean Kenning, Noel Douglas, Leah Borromeo and ‘the vacuum cleaner’ at The Hub, 126 York way; 6.30 – 9.30pm

“Perhaps art cannot change things, but it can change people who can create change and this is Our Demonstration.”

Guardian Gallery
Guardian News & Media
Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1 9GU

Monday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Free admission

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