Artists take on Design Museum’s inaction after arms event

Artists who removed a third of the work from the Design Museum’s ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition, then redisplayed it for free, release statement on 1 year anniversary The Nope to Arms Collective, which includes Shepard Fairey, Milton Glaser and Peter Kennard, criticise museum’s lack of action on a promised review of fundraising policies Glaser says … Continue reading Artists take on Design Museum’s inaction after arms event

British Museum staff support trustee who resigned over BP

Following the recent resignation of Ahdaf Soueif from the British Museum’s Board of Trustees, workers at the Museum have issued a statement of solidarity with Ms Soueif last night. Members of the PCS union Culture Group condemned the “troubling nature of the relationship between BP and the arts” and stated that: “through its sponsorship of … Continue reading British Museum staff support trustee who resigned over BP

Leading artists escalate pressure on Portrait Gallery to drop BP

78 leading artists - including Turner Prize and BP Portrait Award winners - call for end to BP sponsorship at National Portrait Gallery Letter calls on Gallery director to ‘remove the BP representative from judging panel’ Intervention follows Mark Rylance’s resignation from RSC over BP sponsorship View the letter text and list of 78 signatories … Continue reading Leading artists escalate pressure on Portrait Gallery to drop BP

200 musicians urge Sadiq Khan to drop permission for BP’s opera branding

Sadiq Khan called on to end permission for oil branding of Royal Opera House’s ‘BP Big Screen’ broadcasts 200 signatories to letter include leading figures from classical, folk and popular music News comes day after BP Portrait Award judge and respected artists denounce BP sponsorship of the prize Extinction Rebellion group plans to mount protest … Continue reading 200 musicians urge Sadiq Khan to drop permission for BP’s opera branding

BP Portrait Award judge and winners call for end to sponsorship deal

Judge of BP Portrait Award writes to gallery Director on eve of ceremony Portrait artists, including two former winners, echo call for Gallery to act on climate emergency Controversy comes just months after Gallery rejected Sackler grant Royal Opera House also facing mass protest over its BP deal On the eve of its announcement of … Continue reading BP Portrait Award judge and winners call for end to sponsorship deal