Who are we

   Protest - to declare solemnly or earnestly; affirm; assert.

Street art, tattoos and advertising iconography are a visual language of

people today becoming an Esperanto for a globalised world. Much of

the cultural production born of this reality, does not break through to

everyday conversations outside of major cultural centers. Combine this

with the silo creating algorithms of the internet and there becomes the

need for a physical, analogue gateway to chance upon culture which

isn't already pre-sorted for you. The goal of The Art of Protest Gallery is

to push these conversations beyond the tribes of country, religion, class

and social media groups; and ultimately illuminate the common ground

that we all stand on through the prism of contemporary visual culture.

 

If we are to engage and recognize the social value of a more connected

global community the "Art" resulting from these changes needs to be

dispersed, traded and discussed beyond closed interest groups. If the

creative production of a period is to be the historical barometer of that

time; the role of landscape painting as a critique of industrialization and

colonialism is as lost as the religious stories embedded in the rich

allegorical paintings of Renaissance Italy.

 

Art of Protest Gallery facilitates urban contemporary dialogues

on environment, consumption, identity and the global audience. Visual

experiences which require an emotional response and demand your

attention. Come see and disagree, or not.

 
 
Craig Humble and Jeff Clark , founders of the 'Art Of Protest Gallery, in front of wall next to gallery painted by Defer and Big Sleeps

Craig Humble and Jeff Clark , founders of the 'Art Of Protest Gallery, in front of wall next to gallery painted by Defer and Big Sleeps