Here Be Dragons

My work, “Here Be Dragons” featured alongside many other artworks commissioned by the TV channel Sky Arts for their ART50 project about post-Brexit Britain.

What will Britain look like, feel like, be like to live in, when we are no longer members of the European Union? The outcome of the Brexit referendum has stimulated a widespread debate about our national identity, with many people looking to express how they feel about our nation as we approach a future outside the EU.  This Sky Arts documentary series called “The British” allows artists to explore these questions.  The film featuring my artwork “Here Be Dragon” will air on Monday 17th June at 23:30.

Open Studio
I used an Open Studio to develop a new piece of art rooted in people’s experience of being British.

The Open Studio gave visitors a real-time experience of how an artist works, researching, developing and producing art.

My initial research threw up intense political opinions, divides and conflicts – ancient and modern.

Have Your Say
Along the way in the process to making my final piece, I offered visitors to my Open Studio the chance to have their say on being British and the opportunity to do a brief vox pop interview to camera.

If you missed my film and don’t have a subscription to Sky Arts channel, here’s a link so you can have a look at it if you want.

http://www.skyartsart50.tv/projects/newflag/

 

Below a full list of when the programs in “The British” series will be on TV.

Monday 03 June @ 2300

ART 50 – THE BRITISH: VALUES (PROGRAMME 1)

         Ladders of Light/ Magniloquent Cartilage: A Constitution for the UK

         The Brink

         Mad Digs

 

Monday 03 June @ 2330

ART 50 – THE BRITISH: YOUTH (PROGRAMME 2)

         R.E.B.E.L

         School Britannia Projects

         School Britannia Animations

         Re-Branding Britishness

 

Monday 10 June @ 2300

ART 50 – THE BRITISH: RACE (PROGRAMME 3)

         Empire

         His England

         We Are British

         Stock

         A Rational Anthem for a National Tantrum

 

Monday 10 June @ 2330

ART 50 – THE BRITISH: CLASS (PROGRAMME 4)

         Me, My Nan and Oldham

         Scary Bikers

         Postcards from the Future: England

 

Monday 17 June @ 2300

ART 50 – THE BRITISH: HUMOUR (PROGRAMME 5)

         Huntington Gardens

         The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson

         Small Town Politics

         Dogs and their Owners

         Postcards from the Future: Wales

 

Monday 17 June @ 2330

ART 50 – THE BRITISH: NATIONS (PROGRAMME 6)

         Here Be Dragons: A New Flag for the UK

         Come Hell or High Water

         And the Band Keeps Marching on

         Border: A VR Ride

 

 

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