|Welcome to Art Not Oil - Information & Submissions|
|Saturday, 12 June 2004 11:54|
Art Not Oil is a rolling exhibition aimed at encouraging artists to create work that explores the damage that companies like BP and Shell are doing to the planet, and the role art can play in counteracting that damage.
The 2008 online Art Not Oil gallery is up and running (as of
26.1.08), so please send us a small-ish
Please also send any web or other info you'd like to have displayed beneath your piece.
Shell's Wild Lie exhibition will continue online and on tour through
2008, so send work you
We look forward to seeing what you come up with...
Thanks and take care,
The Art Not Oil crew
It is designed in part to paint a truer portrait of an oil company than the caring image manufactured by events such as the BP Portrait Award, The Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and other 'cultural activities' of the oil multinationals which also happen to divert public attention away from their actual activities. Climate chaos is set to have a catastrophic effect on all of us, while hitting the poorest hardest. The companies most responsible are profiting handsomely, yet they're still welcome it seems in many of our most prestigious public galleries and museums.
In 2007, our Art Not Oil and 'Shell's Wild Lie' exhibitions will be touring the UK as well as growing in their online galleries.
Art Not Oil includes paintings, photos, sculpture and other creations that address issues like climate chaos, corporate sponsorship & greenwash, and the suicidal madness that proclaims 'profit is king' and 'money can solve any problem'. We also warmly welcome work dealing with the cancerous impact of the oil industry on the planet, and of course work that dares to imagine what solutions to these serious but not insoluble problems might look like.
Art Not Oil is a project of London Rising Tide.
If you have any queries please contact us on: 07708 794665
or at email@example.com
c/o 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES.