We are volunteers working with artists around the world to shine a light on the arms trade and one of the world’s biggest arms fairs, Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). We run a biennial art exhibition to coincide with DSEI setting up shop in London. We were the proud receivers of the 2018 Nesta New Radicals award and of an original Banksy in 2017.
Along with DSEI, our art exhibition will be returning to London in September 2019.
We have selected three artists to take over our Instagram page for fifteen-day long residencies.
The first residency is running from 1 – 15 June, with Kris ‘Avery’ Stewart – a self taught artist from Gateshead, North East England. He works under the brand of AqueminiArts.
A traditional artist, painter and illustrator, Avery works in a variety of mediums, often combining traditional art with digital aspects.
Avery has a style heavily inspired by social justice movements, hip hop music and the comic book artists of the 90’s (AqueminiArts taking its name from the rap group Outkastk).
Avery aims to create a bold visual and strong imagery that reflects his influences and surroundings.
Belated thanks to the lovely people @VOI_DriveTime ❤️❤️ for having me on to talk about the @ArtTheArmsFair exhibition, our #Banksy piece (!) & why we are using art to expose London's biennial arms fair. Listen here around 1:24:00
& follow @ArtTheArmsFair