1-2) We are the People; 3) Ventriloquist Dummies Double Self Portrait; 4) Dead of Night; 5) New Meat by Beagles and Ramsay

Beagles and Ramsay are a well established artist duo based in Glasgow.


1) video; 2) photograph; 3) sculpture; 4) photograph; 5) video
Art Fund grant:
£3,500 ( Total: £7,000)
Acquired in:
Beagles and Ramsay

This selection shows the development in their practice. 1-2) a documentation of a performance where Graham Ramsay (dressed as Robert Deniro’s character in the film Taxi Driver) goes to number 10 Downing Street to deliver the Prime Minister a piece of paper on which is written: 'We are the People Suck On This'. This piece of paper is signed by the artists (main illustration); 3) Two meticulously crafted 'doppelganger' ventriloquist dummies, hand built by the artists using traditional techniques; 4) Two framed self portraits of the artists with the dummies, mimicking 'British music hall' entertainment and in a slapstick, melodramatic, grotesque style; 5) A video in which the 2 dummies speak to the viewer in short fragmented sentences about their needs and wants, which is a development from the previous work.


The artists.

Venue details

GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, GLASGOW Strathclyde G1 3AZ 01412 873 050 www.glasgowlife.org.uk/GoMA

Entry details

Free to all

Mon – Wed, Sat, 10am – 5pm Thu, 10am – 8pm Fri, Sun, 11am – 5pm Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 – 2 Jan Closed from 12.30pm on 31 Dec