As the 2015 General Election approaches, we want to encourage people to vote by placing artworks inspired by democracy on commercial billboard sites and postcards distributed across the UK. Artists Bob & Roberta Smith, Jeremy Deller, Janette Parris and Fatima Begum have each created works incorporating the word 'vote' (see below); a fifth artist, chosen via our national competition, will also contribute.
We want to exhibit these five works on 100 billboard sites near art venues across the country (including BALTIC, Gateshead, and Turner Contemporary, Margate); on 10,000 postcards that will be distributed to arts venues, and via our website and social networks. There will also be an exhibition of the artworks at the Peckham Platform, London, from 2 April to 7 May 2015.
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Jeremy Deller says, 'During the election, political parties are going to put up posters asking you to vote for them. We are putting up posters, just asking you to vote. It’s a once-in-every-five years opportunity to engage in society, and I think we should take it by the horns. Youth of Britain – rise up and vote!'
We're looking for a young artist aged 18 to 23 to create a new piece of work for the campaign. The winning image will be exhibited on two billboard sites and 2,000 postcards, and the artist will receive £500. The competition will be judged by our Vote Art artists and the deadline is Monday 16 March at 6pm. Find out more.