Make Art Not War
Artist and Cass Professor Bob and Roberta Smith encourages young people to be creative about peace as part national 1418 NOW Project.
Date: 9 November 2018
Artist and activist Bob and Roberta Smith, Associate Professor in Fine Art at The Cass, is leading a nationwide initiative to get 16-18 year old art students to make work responding to the question ‘What Does Peace mean to you?’
War has a long relationship with art. There are war artists, war poets and war photographers, but what about peace sculptors and peace poets?
Leading contemporary artist, Bob and Roberta Smith, invites 16-18 year-old students nationwide to explore essential creative skills and to make new work in response to the bold provocation...
What does peace mean to you?
To support the project, specific resources have been provided for 16-18 year-olds offering compelling exemplar material for the UAL Awarding Body Diplomas, along with practical A Level project assignments and Extended Project Qualification resources. In addition a series of films have been produced to inspire students featuring Bob and Roberta but also a host of leading artists including Jeremy Dellar, Anne Meredith, Rachel Whiteread, Marc Rees , Katrina Palmer and Daljit Nagr.
14-18 NOW is a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. Working with arts and heritage partners all across the UK, we commission new artworks from leading contemporary artists, musicians, designers and performers, inspired by the period 1914-18. Since the start of the First World War centenary in 2014, 14-18 NOW has commissioned over 325 artworks, which have been seen by more than 30 million people including the poppies Wave and Weeping Window by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper ( 2015- Present) Jeremy Deller’ s We’re Here Because We’re Here ( 2017-18) and this year’s They Shall Not Grow Old film by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.
Read more about 1418 NOW here.
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