2015: UK GENERAL ELECTION
In 2015 Vote Art worked with artists Bob & Roberta Smith, Fatima Begum, Janette Parris and Jeremy Deller, plus Jordan Alex Smith who was identified through a national competition.
The project created five new pieces of artwork that were exhibited on 21 commercial billboard sites near art venues across England; on 10,000 postcards to be distributed to arts venues throughout England and on social media platforms including a dedicated website, social networks
Bob & Roberta Smith
Bob & Roberta Smith studied for his MA at Goldsmiths from 1991 to 93. He was an Artist Trustee of Tate between 2009 and 2013, and he is currently a trustee for the National Campaign for the Arts, and a patron of the NSEAD. He has recently been elected to be a Royal Academician and is on the Tate board as an artist member.
Janette Parris studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Goldsmiths College before studying creative writing at the University of East Anglia. She has shown her work throughout the U.K and Europe and has been included in exhibitions in London’s Tate Modern, Britain, I.C.A, and The British Library and was a featured artist in Culture 24’s Museums at Night 2014.
Her online comic Arch can been viewed at www.archcomic.com
Jeremy Deller is an English conceptual, video and installation artist. He won the Turner Prize in 2004 and in 2013 his "English Magic" exhibition was selected for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Much of Deller’s work is collaborative. His work has a strong political aspect, in the subjects dealt with and also the devaluation of artistic ego through the involvement of other people in the creative process.
Folk Archive is a tour of “people’s art”, outside of the contemporary art institution. Much of his work is ephemeral in nature and avoids commodification.
In 2007, Deller was appointed a Trustee of the Tate Gallery.