Here, Now & Beyond

HERE- It really was and amazing 2018 at the Art Of Protest Gallery

After an amazing end of 2018  from January 18th we are having 10 days away from the gallery visiting artists and preparing 2019. An exclusive merchandise launch, our first exhibition “Brexit Through the Gift Shop” and the craziness that is our annual Birthday bash and exhibition.  

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NOW - The Art Of Protest Gallery shares it’s space

While we are away the gallery will still be open with SyndicArt taking the helm. They are a group of  collectors we have worked with over the past 8 years who have grown a substantial collection of artwork by artists from the 1960’s with a connection with pop music and popular culture. They will be exhibiting, and offering for sale, parts of their collection including Andy Warhol associated works, Ronnie Wood, Bob Dylan, Doctor Seuss and some emerging artists whose work has been inspired by the SydicArt collection. Pop in and see the these guys and hear their story of collecting art over the past 20 years.


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BEYOND - Art of Protest Gallery is planning an exciting 2019 for you👀

Jeff and Craig are still available on their mobiles and usual emails to continue any conversations or enquiries. The website and online shop is functioning as normal so feel free to keep placing orders and enquires through there while Jeff and Craig a whizzing around the world. We can’t wait to share more about the plans for 2019 when we will be either in, out or shaking it all about with the county’s relationship with Europe. Watch this space. Craig n Jeff. 

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Born & Raised- STATIC- Exhibition

Join us at the gallery for the opening of the show for drinks and celebrations from 7pm for the unveiling of the mural and the new collection.

Join us at the gallery for the opening of the show for drinks and celebrations from 7pm for the unveiling of the mural and the new collection.

Art Exhibition 

Born & Raised 

by STATIC 

October 19th – October 31st 

Art of Protest Gallery, York. 16 Little Stonegate


The Art of Protest Gallery York is proud to bring Scarborough duo STATIC back to the North for their first solo exhibition in their home county. This follows exhibitions in Asia and the U.S and high profile presence on the London street art scene.

Street artists Craig Evans and Tom Jackson have been working together under the name STATIC since 2006. Earlier this year, they were the headliners at the UK’s leading mural festival in Bristol, Upfest; as well as joining the artistic protest in Bethlehem, ignited by the opening of the BANKSY hotel. Now for the first time in their long and successful career they have a solo exhibition in their home county of Yorkshire. During their residency in York STATIC will paint a floor mural in The Art of Protest Gallery and a wall mural at Brew York as part of the continuing public art program instigated by The Art of Protest since their opening 2 years ago. 

STATIC’s studio work is created using a combination of screen printed and stencil/spray painted techniques. They also produce layered glass artworks which play with space and how a perceived 2D visuals can shift to reveal a 3D picture. 

Their very first print - the Chinook Chandelier - quickly became an important motif of their work and has appeared across the world including this year’s UPFEST. They painted a mural using patterns found in their latest body of work and a 5ft stencil of the signature Chinook Chandelier. This year the image has also appeared half way up one of the watch towers in Bethlehem near the BANKSY hotel when STATIC were invited over with a group of influential UK street artists.

Craig Humble, co-founder of The Art of Protest Gallery said “The exhibition, although focusing on new spray and collage work based on Modern Muses & Connexions will also work as a mini retrospective. This way the gallery can show STATIC’s journey and successes down south and around the world over the past 12 years including key signature themes, like the Chinook Chandelier which have had so much coverage in Bethlehem and Bristol.”

Jeff Clarke, the other partner of The Art of Protest Gallery, added “We love the way STATIC react to the ephemera of our everyday environments. The Connexions pieces in the show started as a commission project with Network Rail where the guys have described the journey between York and Kings Cross through patches of pattern and design encountered on a specific journey.” 

STATIC said: “The Chinook Chandelier has been our logo since we started working as STATIC back in 2006. It came about from us bouncing simple images and ideas back and forth between us and has appeared in many guises down the years.

“There’s two parts to it and individually they have their own meanings but when combined those associations are altered and flipped on their head. We think it’s a positive message and have always received a good response from members of the public who have seen us painting or pasting them up and we’ve always enjoyed reinventing it and reinterpreting it depending on what style or direction we’re working in.”

STATIC are the founders of one of the largest community street art projects in the UK called Wood Street Walls, which uses street art to drive awareness & funding for community schemes and projects involving children and education. They are collected by the Saudi Royal family, musicians Natalie Appleton and Liam Howlett amongst others.  

Press Call and Private view from 7pm Thursday October 18th, please contact the gallery to be included on the list.

Exhibition opens to the public on October 19th until October 31st at The Art of Protest Gallery, 16 Little Stonegate, York YO1 8AX – 01904 659008


www.artofprotestgallery.com

www.welikestatic.com

contacts – 

Craig Humble co-founder Art of Protest Gallery – 07989970011 – craig@artofprotestgallery.com

Jeff Clark co-founder Art of Protest Gallery – 07969398388 – jeff@artofprotestgallery.com   

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