This major retrospective exhibition examines the art and practice of arguably Britain's most important political artist.
In a career spanning 50 years Peter Kennard's imagery has become synonymous with political activism. Working outside of the established art system, his iconic artworks have come to represent the protest movement and have inspired many of today's politically-minded artists including Mark Wallinger and Banksy.
Visitors will learn of the artist's motivations and methods, in particular his consistent reworking and reinterpretation of key images. Starting with his Decoration painting series (2004), the exhibition will move on to look at his seminal STOP paintings, created while still an art student in the early 1970s. It will showcase Kennard's iconic photomontages from the 1980s, centred on the anti-nuclear campaigns of CND and the international arms trade, before concluding with a brand new art installation in which Kennard makes his own innovative and personal appraisal of his career.
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