OBE for London Met artist and lecturer

Cass artist Patrick Brill, aka Bob and Roberta Smith, receives New Year's Honour for services to art.
Date: 3 January 2017

Leading artist and London Met lecturer Patrick Brill, aka Bob and Roberta Smith, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for 2017.  

Patrick, whose distinctive placard artwork is synonymous with protest and debate, teaches on Fine Art BA in The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design. He received his OBE in recognition of his services to art.

Patrick is a highly active and established artist, regularly showing his work in important group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally.

In 2013, he instigated the Art Party, a project concerned with campaigning and sharing political thought in and through contemporary art, opening up art practice and creating a vibrant visual language for political thinking.

Through his art and political activity, Patrick has been a champion of arts education – an issue closely aligned with London Met’s commitment to making the arts available to students from all walks of life.  

Patrick’s Honour highlights how students in The Cass work and study alongside leading artists, architects and designers in their fields – a cornerstone of the School’s innovative studio model.

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