They charge us 3.4%, so if you want to send us
a cheque for £6.05 (being £5 plus £1.05 for postage), made payable to London Rising Tide, and even better with an addressed
A4 envelope, that would be top. The address is:
Art Not Oil, c/o LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES.
Or make a transfer to:
London Rising Tide
Sort code: 089299
(Let us know if that's what you do.)
Send us an email if you're outside the UK, and we'll sort postage etc. that way.
If you're a bookshop, our distributor is Central:
Central Books Ltd, 99 Wallis Road, London , E9 5LN
Tel 44 (0)845 458 9911 Fax 44(0)845 458 9912
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THE ART NOT OIL DIARY 2010;
(abandon despair all ye who enter here...
The Art Not Oil Diary 2010 is a beautiful, stirring 365 day reminder of
the extraordinary art that is being made in the struggle for a safer, more
just future, and the crucial role that our creativity will need to play if
we’re to have a chance of
reaching that place.
Rarely sighted in the airbrushed outlets of the mainstream media, a
time-honoured tradition of spirited, radical art is finding more than
enough inspiration in a new century not only blighted by oil wars and
climate chaos, but also blessed with reinvigorated movements for social
and ecological justice.
A fair amount of that art has made its way over the last six years into
the many galleries of Art Not Oil (ANO), a project set up in 2004 by
Rising Tide in part to see in the last days of fossil fuel industry
sponsorship of the
arts. (Grassroots exhibitions and creative direct actions make up ANO’s
2010 sees it reach its 7th birthday, and to celebrate, it has produced a
desk diary jammed with resistance-fuelled artwork drawn from its nine
galleries, with flashes of humour, glimpses of darkness and even one or
two upbeat visions of the future. 52 of the strongest pieces submitted so
far have been gathered together in a compellingly-designed spiral-bound
diary that will appeal to artists, would-be artists, activists,
would-be-activists, and anyone who wants a diary that is possessed of
beauty as well as bite.
It also contains a future ‘fantasy timeline’ of some of the necessary
inspirations that might get us to a moment in 2020 when we can celebrate
the end of fossil fuelled arts sponsorship.
The diary was launched on October 3rd at the Arnolfini Gallery in
Bristol as part of PLATFORM's 'C Words' (Carbon, Climate, Capital,
Culture) series of events: http://www.platformlondon.org;
A diary flyer is available as a small .pdf, as is a 2 pager featuring some
of the work we've chosen. Let us know if you'd like a copy of either or
Oh, and it can be bought in various bookshops throughout the UK, or online
Art Not Oil:
c/o 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES; Tel: 07709 545116
www.artnotoil.org.uk - (keep sending us your art!)
Older press release:
ART NOT OIL: CELEBRATING 7th BIRTHDAY BY LAUNCHING 2010 DIARY
Art Not Oil, set up by London Rising Tide in 2004 to combat oil
company sponsorship and greenwash in UK cultural institutions,
is to celebrate its seventh year with a 2010 desk diary.
As well as continuing with its grassroots combination of exhibitions and
direct action, Art Not Oil (ANO) is going to take its message into the
bookshops with a diary that will feature some of the best work from its
galleries of over 400 artworks. ANO is asking artists to put forward work
that addresses or echoes these themes in whatever way they choose, and it
is also on the lookout for designers to contribute to the project.
The diary will contain a past timeline of the story so far in the journey
to see the back of oil industry arts sponsorship, not to mention a future
fantasy timeline of some of the necessary inspirations that might get us
to a moment in 2015 when we can celebrate the end of such sponsorship, and
perhaps also the prospect of fossil fuel companies becoming persona non
grata in society, with their 'licence to operate' revoked.
One example of the fantasy timeline might be: 'November 17th 2011:
Tracy Emin publicly and powerfully removes all her
work from BP-sponsored Tate Britain'
Sam Chase from Art Not Oil said:
'In a world where campaigns come and go, Art Not Oil has stood its ground,
built a strong foundation of support amongst politicised artists
worldwide, helped to spread their work and inspired new artists to use
their talents to make the world a fairer, greener place. It has also shown
the UK's cultural institutions and the climate-destabilising oil companies
that they have come to rely on for support, (since governments diverted
funding towards other foolhardy and sometimes murderous endeavours), that
there is a growing groundswell of discontent about this situation, a
situation that we are proud to be playing a part in ending.'
Jo Traynor added: 'The 2010 diary will be a beautiful, stirring 365 day
reminder of the extraordinary art that is being made in the struggle for a
safer, more just future, and the crucial role that our creativity will
need to play if we are to have a chance of reaching that place.'
It will be launched in October at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol.
All profits will go towards the next seven years - or however long it takes
- of the Art Not Oil campaign, as well as communities resisting oil and gas extraction
in the global south.
Art Not Oil
c/o 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES; Tel: 07709 545116
www.artnotoil.org.uk - (send us your art!)
Art Not Oil stands for 'creativity, climate justice and an end to oil
industry sponsorship of the arts', and works using a combination of
alternative grassroots exhibitions (both online and 'actual'), creative
direct actions and communications.
It has focused on the BP Portrait Award, the (no-longer, thanks in part to
us) Shell-sponsored Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award , as well as
making several 'interventions' at Tate Britain, National Gallery, National
Theatre, Royal Opera and British Museum.