Peter Kennard is widely regarded as Britain’s most important political artists. With a practice spanning almost fifty years, his distinctive photomontages have been published extensively in newspapers and magazines, and deployed on placards and banners by activist groups and organisations throughout the UK.
His images for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), including Broken Missile, are among his best known, while collaborations with other artists including Cat Phillipps and Banksy reflect a persisting relevance and currency in his work.
Off Message is a retrospective exhibition bringing together a collection of the artist’s work made between 1968 and 2016.
Peter recently designed the cover for Kate Tempest’s soon to be released album: Let them Eat Chaos. The album trailer, which highlights the track Picture a Vacuum, showcases Peter's work to full effect (below).
Peter said: 'Kate Tempest's work rips through the lies of 'the market', her poetry speaks truth to power and I hope that welded with my photomontages her words for the silenced will speak even louder'.
Peter Kennard: Off Message is produced by mac birmingham and curated by Craig Ashley. It has been realised with support from a/political and Arts Council England, with support from the Royal College of Art.
Image: Peter Kennard. Broken Missile (1980). Tate Collection. Courtesy the artist.
Design: Surely Creative Design.
Kate Tempest: Picture a Vacuum from Let them Eat Chaos