Art not Oil
13 Jun 2006
Art Not Oil is an exhibition and a campaign, committed to showing powerful political/ecological art, to seeing an end to oil sponsorship of the arts, and to helping build movements for climate justice.
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Art Not Oil, London, June-July 2006Art Not Oil is an exhibition and a campaign, committed to showing powerful political/ecological art, to seeing an end to oil sponsorship of the arts, and to helping build movements for climate justice both here and throughout the world. As well as work that looks at the negative impacts of fossil fuels, we welcome work that looks at positive alternatives and solutions. Send us your art – turn your visions, nightmares, anger and hope into creative resistance!Climate chaos is set to have a catastrophic effect on all of us, whilehitting the poorest hardest. Oil is a curse that also fuels war, povertyand environmental destruction. Yet the companies most responsible are profiting handsomely, and they are still welcome it seems in many of our most prestigious public galleries and museums. Why?June 11-24, 12-7pm: 491 Gallery, 491 Grove Green Road, E11 4AA, next to Leytonstone tube (Central line); 491gallery.comSaturday June 10th, 8pm-midnight: launch gig & oil-free cabaret at the 491 (benefit for the Camp for Climate Action & Russian anti-G8 mobilisation), followed by a week of films, workshops & interactions with the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery.June 29-July 1: The Foundry, 84-86 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3JL, (Old Street tube)Then it’s on to the Big Green Gathering, Norwich, Aberdeen (in December, tracking the BP Portrait Award) & beyond…Email: email@example.com Phone: 07708 794665Website: www.artnotoil.org.uk
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