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Art Party – Party!

Join us after the first screening of Bob and Roberta Smith’s Art Party, on GCSE results day (Thursday 21 August), to celebrate the release of the film. We’ve planned a night of revelry in the galleries, with two new interactive commissions.

Don your overalls and head into our specially constructed white room to stage your own Dirty Protest (2014) with an array of rainbow hued paints, including an entire fluorescent spectrum – all provided. Then get stuck into Squirtapalooza (2014), a mass cake construction led by Home Sweet Home’s head pastry chef, Charlotte O’Toole. Dare you assemble a ‘Frankenpudding’ from mountains of ready-prepared cupcakes, doughnuts and other sweet treats? You have nothing to lose but your waistlines…

In 2011, artist Patrick Brill (known creatively as Bob and Roberta Smith) made waves in the art world with Letter to Michael Gove, an oversized painted-word response to the Education Secretary’s proposed eradication of art from the British school syllabus. In his feature film Art Party, Smith builds on his 2011 protest with a mix of performance, interviews and imagined scenes, en route to the 2013 Art Party Conference, where he and other speakers championed the importance of art and its place in the education system. Part documentary, part road movie and part political fantasy, Art Party ultimately asks “how do you tell one man he’s got it wrong?” Art Party opens Thursday 21 August, and will continue to screen on general release. Tickets to the film are available separately. Click here for details.

With thanks to: Home Sweet Home.

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