Art of Protest Gallery
Urban contemporary works from living artists
Thurs and Fri: 11.00 – 19.00
Bringing together pieces created by artists from around the globe in the last 30 to 40 years, gallerists Craig Humble and Jeff Clark are shining a spotlight on street art, graphic art and tattoos. With exhibitions changing on a weekly basis, the idea is to create a different experience for visitors with a mixture of originals and signed limited editions, and all without having to go to the capital.
All the art, which is chosen for its suitability to hang in someone’s home, is for sale, and there’s a lot to be learnt about each artist thanks to a customised biography displayed with each exhibition. It’s clear that the influence of this genre has expanded beyond the display rooms walls – look out for the mural directly opposite the gallery which was created by two LA artists who combined medieval, Japanese, Egyptian, Hebrew and Arabic text to make a unique piece of art in the city paying homage to its historical traditions.
“Our art of protest doesn’t come from a particular type of political vent; it’s focused on the idea of art that isn’t ignored and is active in your life and viewing experience.”