Artist Talk | kennardphillips
Artists Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps discuss their work confronting power and war across the globe
As part of Creativity Matters: Conflict and Culture
7 March 2019 7pm
£10 standard tickets
kennardphillipps is a collaboration between Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps, who started working together in 2002 to produce art in response to the invasion of Iraq. Their work has since evolved into a critical tool used to confront power and war across the globe.
The artists see their work as the visual form of protest, and part of the international social and political movements that react to established political and economic systems.
Featured on the street, the gallery, the internet, in newspapers and magazines, kennardphillipps want their work to be used by people as a part of their own activism, not just as pictures on the wall to contemplate. To encourage this, they sell limited edition prints at the sites of their work, and offer free downloads of images – with a voluntary contribution to the International Solidarity Movement.
kennardphillipps also lead workshops that aim to help members of the public express their thoughts on what’s happening in the world through visual means.
As part of ‘Creativity Matters: Conflict and Culture’: a series of public talks throughout February and March which will explore the themes and stories behind Firstsite’s Conflict and Culture artistic programme.