In 2019, the arms fair came back to London – and so did we. Our hard-hitting exhibition, auction and events programme featured work by Sir Anish Kapoor, Shepard Fairey, Hito Steyerl and Peter Kennard.
Held in Peckham, we invited audiences to face the secretive global arms trade head-on and revealed its barbarity and corruption.
Instagram Artist Residencies (2019)
We were delighted to host two artist residencies on our Instagram in 2019:
The first residency was with Kris ‘Avery’ Stewart (1-15 June) – a self taught artist from Gateshead, North East England. He works under the brand of AqueminiArts.
The second was with Jill Gibbon (1-15 August). For the past ten years Jill Gibbon has visited arms fairs by dressing up as an arms trader – once inside she draws, and collects gifts from the stalls.
Art the Arms Fair 2017
We held an award-winning exhibition, featuring art from Banksy, Peter Kennard, Darren Cullen, Jill Gibbon and Danny Minnick. We also hosted events featuring Cassetteboy, Dizraeli, Attilla the Stockbroker and Kate Smurthwaite.