Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Orgreave - Curator's talk and private view
Private View | Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
Tuesday 20 September 2016 - 18:30 until 20:00
Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller is one of our most prominent contemporary artists and social commentators. He represented Great Britain at the 2013 Venice Biennale, following which the Art Fund supported a UK tour of these works. He was also behind one of the 2016 Battle of the Somme commemoration events, in which men dressed as WWI soldiers appeared silently amongst crowds, giving out cards listing the names of soldiers who had died.
On loan from Tate’s Artangel Collection, The Battle of Orgreave is a recreation of one of the most violent clashes of the 1984 miners’ strike, when the battles near the Orgreave coking plant saw families torn apart by divided loyalties, which Deller likens to the Civil War. The exhibition includes a documentary film directed by Mike Figgis, as well as objects, images and audio-recordings from the artist's archive.
This event has been organised by the Worcestershire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.