In September 2019 the world’s largest arms fair will quietly set up shop in London. It will sell weapons and tools of torture to delegates from all over the world. As in 2017, Art the Arms Fair will make sure that it doesn’t go unnoticed.
Come and join us on Sunday 30 September (1–7pm) for the launch of Art The Arms Fair 2019. It will be fun! See our Facebook event for full details.
We are excited to announce that this year Nesta has selected Art the Arms Fair as one of their New Radicals. New Radicals ‘showcases 50 radical thinking individuals and organisations changing the UK for the better’. The award is published in The Observer (offsite link). It recognises our aim to draw attention to the DSEI Arms Fair and create positive and radical change.
We are delighted to be included in such an amazing group of people. We look forward to collaborating with other New Radicals in the future.
A satirical ad by artist Darren Cullen has appeared across London this morning. It is now a year to the day until the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair takes place at the ExCeL Centre. Companies that are central to building Britain’s nuclear missile submarines, warheads and reactors, such as BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin, will be exhibiting at and sponsoring DSEI. They will also be joined there by ‘trade visitors’ and military delegations from human rights abusing regimes.
The ad says the Nuke is ‘now x3000 more powerful than Hiroshima’, ‘ethnically cleansing,’ ‘tested on humans’ and ‘tackles stubborn buildings, women, children, pots and pans.’ Darren Cullen is one of the artists who will be contributing to the Art the Arms Fair exhibition, which will coincide with the (DSEI) Arms Fair in September 2019.
Happy NYE everyone! '19 is a biiiggg year. In September we'll be running an art exhibition about the arms trade, with lots of events & opportunities to get involved! Step 1 - please share! We need artists to submit their work by May - check out this page 👇https://t.co/bzRF8vqqex
2018 highlight #10 - we have a cool new logo and we've been jazzing up our website. You can sign up to our email list there to hear about our #ArtTheArmsFair '19 plans! - scroll to the end of this page: https://t.co/dK6rHjEgZT
2018 highlight #9 - Collateral Damage, a travelling exhibition which grew out of #ArtTheArmsFair & features works inc an installation of white poppies honouring victims of war, has travelled around the UK & seen 5000 handmade poppies installed at @FHhospitality & elsewhere! 👏👏
2018 highlight #8 - we were so inspired to see more than 40 artists insist thir work be removed from the Hope to Nope exhibition because of the Design Museum hosting a function for an arms firm 💪🎨🖌️ https://t.co/YNmHmFHXCT
2018 highlight #7 - we were so excited and encouraged to see artists chasing an arms fair away - BAE systems pulled out of sponsoring the Great Exhibition of the North art festival after artists protested and withdrew. #ArtPower #CallToArts #ArtNotArms 💪👋https://t.co/CHQQfQRyOo