Can artists help decode what’s going on?
11 timely and powerful artworks responded to the theme ‘The State We’re In’ on thousands of billboards and outdoor digital screens across the four nations of the UK.
The exhibition ‘The State We’re In’ spanned towns and cities, freely available to millions of people for 4 weeks: from London to Glasgow to Manchester, Southampton and Cardiff.
Seven artworks were selected from almost 1,300 works submitted to our global, public open call. The Gallery also commissioned four new artworks. The works were created in diverse mediums including photography, illustration, oil painting, collage and digital printing.
is a new kind of cultural institution, a major gallery without walls, created by Artichoke in collaboration with Public Artist Martin Firrell
. It is the result of a unique partnership with the UK Out-of-Home* industry including the industry leaders, Clear Channel
. Our mission is to make art accessible through bold and unafraid exhibitions that appear as part of people’s daily lives.
*The term Out-of-Home refers to any visual advertising media found outside of the home, including on-street billboards, digital screens, bus-shelters and train stations.