Vote Art

Artists

Vote Art is an arts initiative inspired by the theme of democracy. It aims to encourage people to take part in the democratic process.

In 2014 Bob & Roberta Smith and Matthew Couper were looking for a way to engage with the forthcoming general 2015 election, ensuring the arts had a voice in the debate.

Bob & Roberta Smith, Jeremy Deller, Janette Parris and Fatima Begum each created a brand new artwork inspired by the word ‘VOTE’ for display on billboards across England. A fifth artwork design was chosen from an open national competition for 18 – 23 year old first time voters. Each billboard site was close to galleries, museums or cultural venues, and 10,000 postcards of the artworks were printed. 

In 2015 Peckham Platform held an exhibition of the artists’ original works alongside highlights of the submissions to the nationwide competition for young artists.

Vote Art has sought a presence at each major political event since 2015, providing an artistic response to the major political and social issues of the day.

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More Artists

Artists

Mhairi Macaulay

Mhairi Macaulay’s work is characterised by a fascination with ‘The Social’: the way individuals interact with each other. Without a fixed aesthetic, Macaulay plays with the preconceptions we have about different communities, from grassroots groups to large corporations.

A portrait of a young man in profile with his eyes peacefully closed and his locs held back in a bun.

Drew Sinclair

Drew is an Artist/Graphic designer, creating graphic harvests and facilitating creative embodiment workshops, incorporating Art, sound, movement and origami.

Chisara

Multi-disciplinary artist Chisara (Agor) is a musician, actor and theatre maker based in Peckham and Madrid.

Meet the team

Our dynamic team includes producers, curators, artists and entrepreneurs from our local community

Meet the Team