Saturday, 7 May 2016

Art & Politics Exhibition TAAG Teignmouth Oct 2015

In October 2015 I organised an exhibition entitled 'Art and Politics' at the TAAG Gallery II in Teignmouth. Artists who contributed were: Whitney-Anne Baker, Ruth Carpenter, Clare Heaton, Katie Scott-Hamilton, Karen Tarr and myself. During w/c 24th October TAAG recorded over 800 visitors, of which approximately half ventured into our exhibition ...

It was a successful week. I stewarded most of the time and saw some old friends, made some new ones, and had many interesting conversations with visitors about the exhibits and the nature of political art. During the week I sold 11 postcards and shared some work electronically, while Katie sold one of her 'Transient Skin' body pieces.


Over 30 survey forms about Art and Politics were completed by visitors. There were some really interesting responses but, in a nutshell, most of the respondents (over half of whom were artists themselves) welcomed politics in art and thought that it could help to make a difference. There were also some very positive unsolicited comments about the exhibition itself. Here is a selection of photos:


'The Men Who Sold the World' - Whitney-Anne Baker

'We Have All the Time in the World' - Whitney-Anne Baker

'The Men Who Sold the World' - Whitney-Anne Baker

'Over here, taking our jobs' - Karen Tarr

Spiritual pieces - Clare Heaton

Clare Heaton (detail)

'Maquettes for city centre sculptures providing private spaces'
Ruth Carpenter

'My House, Your Home' - Katie Scott-Hamilton

TTIP/War on Want Display

Political shorts

Activist Pinboard

'No Surrender' - Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Part of 'Whistleblowers' installation - Steve Brown

Part of 'Whistleblowers' installation - Steve Brown

'Born in the USA' - Steve Brown

'Occupy' - Steve Brown

Agitprop Literature

Many thanks to those who contributed work, to friends, and to everyone who visited the exhibition.