18 Mar 2013 – Guerilla Galleries this morning published its first round list of confirmed artists set to feature in its 3-5 April show ART & PROTEST at the Islington’s Daniel Libeskind Space.
The exhibition – a showcase of contemporary art and creative media – explores the act of protest through the eyes of some of Britain’s top up and coming artists, and could prove controversial in it’s delivery.
A gallery spokesperson said: “We don’t go out of way to get people’s backs up, it just happens. Tackling the subject areas conventional galleries steer clear off can appear confrontational, but all the artists and creative involved in our shows are committed to producing art that both works and matters.”
Featured artists include amongst others; 2012 Chelsea College of Art graduate Nicholas Baldion whose homage to the 80s Miners’ Strike forms the centrepiece of the show; Gareth Morgan’s take on action against British oil companies; Pouka with a detailed look at the effects of globalisation; in addition to Dr Bingo Bongo’s insightful look at freedom of speech and institutional racism. Also lending their weight to the show is; Angela Chalmers, Miguel Ivorra, Keeley Wynn, Sarah Wyld, Dan Fox, Charlotte Ratcliffe, Gee Street Artist, Natasha Porter, Michaela Mysokova, Carl Hoare, David Folan, Randolph Hoyte, Orinthia Tyrell and veteran Voice Newspaper photographer Rudy Atwell.
“We’ve a sterling line-up of talent so-far and we’re still wading through last-minute submissions,” the gallery added.
“This will be our biggest show yet.”