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

Artist Jessica Voorsanger smiling and holding a bunch of flowers

Jessica Voorsanger

Jessica Voorsanger is an American artist living in London. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and Goldsmiths College (MA Fine Art), and has had one-person exhibitions in London, New York, Edinburgh, Berlin & Turin.

A female with brown skin and short hair smiling holding a green plant

Linett Kamala

Linett Kamala is the Director of Lin Kam Art which seeks to enrich lives through art and education. Her socially engaged practice is deeply-rooted in community empowerment.

Clegg & Guttmann’s interactive sculpture Continuous Drawing/Exquisite Corpse, a wooden pentagonal column, painted as a blackboard, with five horizontally revolving layers

Clegg & Guttmann

Michael Clegg and Martin Guttmann live and work in New York and Vienna with their work centering on the public’s interaction with their pieces, and how this transforms traditionally formal institutions such as art galleries and libraries.

Meet the team

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

Meet the Team