17 July 2019

Louvre Removes Sackler Name From Galleries After PAIN Protest

Musée du Louvre has removed or taped over all references to the Sackler Family in response to protests from organisations including Nan Goldin’s PAIN (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now group.

26 September 2018


Collective Protest Turner Prize Nominee Luke Willis Thompson At Tate

A group calling themselves BBZ London have protested at Tate Britain in response to the Turner Prize nomination of Luke Willis Thompson.

8 May 2018

Britain’s Leading Artists Protest Against The Decline Of Art In Schools

Over 100 artists, including Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Antony Gormley, Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor, Grayson Perry, Sam Taylor Johnson, Mark Wallinger and Rachel Whiteread, have written to The Guardian to protest against the decline of art in schools.

12 March 2018

Nan Goldin Holds Sackler OxyContin Protest At Met Egyptian Temple

The photographer Nan Goldin and a crowd of 100 demonstrators were out en masse protesting at the Egyptian temple located at the Metropolitan Museum in NY.

23 February 2017

Anish Kapoor Unveils Pro Immigration Poster In LA’s Union Station

Anish Kapoor, The Turner Prize-winning artist has has unveiled his subtle protest reworking of Joseph Beuys’ seminal work

17 February 2017

Turner Prize Artists Gallerists and Curators Unite Against Right-Wing Extremism

Two hundred plus well-known artists, gallerists, and curators lead by Turner Prize winners Anish Kapoor, Wolfgang Tillmans, Steve McQueen, Douglas Gordon, Mark Wallinger and Yinka Shonibare have signed their support to the “Hands Off Our Revolution” movement. Founded by artist Adam Broomberg, the group was launched in reaction to the Brexit vote, the refugee crisis, and the election of Donald Trump as President of the US.

16 August 2016


Hackney Wick Gets Serious About Stopping Development Plans At Vittoria Wharf

Hackney Wick which has the highest concentration of artists per square foot in all of Europe is again under threat from development. Home to the Chapman Brothers, Gavin Turk, Pam Hogg and Conrad Shawcross the area is a hotbed of creativity. However escalating rents and over-development is now forcing artists to leave. London is due to […]

4 April 2016


Activists Target British Museum’s Links With Oil Giant BP

Anti BP Oil Activists staged a demonstration inside London’s leading museum yesterday in protest of the institutions continuing sponsorship with the energy giant BP.  A group of at least twenty demonstrators organised a “disobedient exhibition” inside the covered central courtyard on the busiest day of the Easter Holiday. Dozens of black-clad activists entered the court at around 3pm and […]

28 January 2016


Ai Weiwei Shuts Danish Exhibition To Protest New Asylum Seekers Laws

Ai Weiwei, the Chinese dissident artist has shut down an exhibition in Denmark in protest of plans by the Danish Government to confiscate asylum seekers’ valuables, in order to pay for their welfare and upkeep. Workers at the Faurschou Foundation in Copenhagen have confirmed the exhibition closed yesterday. Under new measures, Danish police will be able to seize valuables worth […]

14 September 2015


Flash Mob Invades British Museum To Protest Against BP Sponsorship

A flash mob invaded the British Museum in London on Sunday to protest its sponsorship by oil and gas giant BP. The demonstrators carried banners reading “end oil” and “no new BP deal”. The group were dressed in black and carrying black umbrellas, the protesters sang and performed a dramatisation of an oil spill, before […]

3 September 2015


National Gallery To Be Handed 130,000 Signature Petition Protesting Privatisation

One of the UK’s most visited tourist destinations, the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, will decide whether or not they will continue industrial action indefinitely after delivering a petition signed by 130,000 supporters to the galleries new director Gabriele Finaldi. A copy will also be handed to culture minister Ed Vaizey. Finaldi has remained very quiet during the crisis. The museum is […]

17 April 2015


UAL Gets Injunction To Stop Protest Against Foundation Course Cuts

UAL’s month long protest moved to the Royal courts this week, when more than 100 students gathered outside the judicial building in London. The protest was officially banned when an injunction was issued prohibiting around 15 students from continuing a ‘sit-in,’ at Central St Martin’s Kings Cross campus. “unlawful trespass” restrictions will now apply on all of the UAL sites. The university is trying to drop a […]

6 January 2014


Turner Prize Gallery Protest Highlights Derry Closure As Developers Move In

Around 200 people gathered outside the Ebrington Turner Prize gallery on Sunday to protest plans for the building to be turned into offices, housing and a digital hub. The protestors have demanded that it remain a multi-purpose art space. Maoliosa Boyle, manager of the Void Art Gallery in the city said it would be “an […]

1 August 2013


Ministructures: We meet the woman who climbed the Shard

In the coming weeks, artist Lucy Sparrow is making mini versions of London’s iconic buildings out of felt. As part of our new Ministructures series, in which we interview Londoners with a connection to the big buildings of the capital, we chat to Victoria Henry, 32, Digital campaigner for oceans at Greenpeace and climber of The Shard […]

25 March 2011


London Protest Against Arts Cuts 26 March

Royal festival Hall Is Meet Up Point For Artists 10am Groups of artists protesting on the 26th March are meeting outside the Royal festival Hall on the other side of the embankment before marching across to join the much larger march.  This will give everyone a chance to meet up with likeminded protesters. As many […]

14 January 2011


Con-Dem-Nation: UK

Arts, Cuts, Austerity and Prosperity The short-sighted, position-serving budget cuts and decisions being made by the Coalition government since May 2010 have stirred the waters of unrest in the country so deeply that no-one could possibly deny the diversity of people involved, the depth of feeling solicited and the very real reasons for the protests, […]