The Art of Protest Exhibition MMU Student Union exhibit.
Here’s my print of ‘Our Lungs Are Tesco Bags’ sandwiched between a print of Banksy’s ‘Laugh Now’ and Tedd Church’s photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono doing their ‘Bed In’ (at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, which was a peaceful protest against the Vietnam War. They used the publicity that their marriage would attract to bring focus on a war they didn’t agree with. They hoped to show peaceful protest could promote a peaceful resolution.)
MMU students were invited to create work based around “The Art of Protest’’. This could have been anything they wanted – a photograph, poetry, a film, or a painting, and inspiration was taken most iconic demonstration artist.
|Habakkuk Mwiko||“Two Thumbs up”|
|Chloe Hamill||“Not to be forgot”|
|Patrick Lyth||“Weapon of Mass Destruction”|
|Erin Echo||“Riot” “Occupy” “Peace” “Vote”|
|Collette Curry||“Shadow of a former self”|
|Huw Jones||“Creative Ammunition”|
|Artur Rabinski||“Art of Protest – Tuition fees”|
|Matthew Thompson||“Manchester Riots”|
|Ciarán Hodgers||“Problems With Pride”|
|Roger Bygott||“Our lungs are Tesco bags”|
|Scott Riby||“Contextualising and Articulating a Non-Place Environment”|
|Sarah Elizabeth Cooper||“Don’t let”|
|Beth Cooper||‘Protest Photography”|
|Hannah Patternson||Painted Canvas|
|Clare||A series of fashion samples|
|Visual Arts Society||A Protest Muriel|
|Hayley Devlin||Feminist Poetry|
Exhibition: Tuesday 13th November from 10am – 5pm at the Met, MMUnion.