Art

Making art to Stop the Arms Fair.

Art the Arms Fair

Art the Arms Fair is using creativity to make the arms fair visible.

It starts with  a mass, en plein air, art event, on 9th September 2017 as part of the Big Day of Action to Stop the Arms Fair. At 10:00am, artists will come armed with canvases, clay, and their creativity to the site of the fair to Art the Arms Fair. All art and artists welcome from painting to performance, sculptors to satirists.

All work produced will be taken to a London Space to be shown alongside other donated art works for an exhibition and a series of arts and performance events coinciding with the DSEI Arms Fair 12th-15th September 2017. Work will be sold to support the work of Campaign Against Arms Trade. More info here.

Participate as an artist or there are lots of different ways to volunteer at an event

Craft tent

Want to make props, placards and other creative things when you get to the action? We need your help! On Thursday 7th and Saturday 9th we will be running a crafts tent, so if you have any of the following, do bring it along:

  • Cardboard
  • Fabrics
  • Paints and pens – do not bring spray paint
  • Brushes and palates
  • Buttons and sequins

If you are able to bring any of these things, let us know at info(at)stopthearmsfair*org*uk

Theatre

Want to get involved in some theatrical interventions? Email theatre(at)stopthearmsfair*org*uk to join a crew who plan to create a theatre piece for the week of action.

Arming the World

#ArmingTheWorld is a performance collaboration between Ice & FireTeatro Vivo and the designer takis.

The Paveway Missile, The Tactica Armoured Car, CS Gas and The Eurofighter will form the centre of a larger performance intervention that will take to the streets in the week of the arms fair in areas around our partner’s buildings (wc 11th September).
During the week of DSEI the ‘#ArmingTheWorld: Outreach Team’ will take to the streets to enter people’s daily lives, provoking new ways of thinking about the arms trade and its impact both here and abroad.
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Wanted: artwork to challenge the National Gallery’s arms trade links

4 July 2012
Last year the National Gallery hosted an evening reception to celebrate the first day of business at DSEI, the world’s largest arms fair. The Gallery allows arms company Finmeccanica to buy the opportunity to use the Gallery’s rooms for its ‘corporate entertaining’. By doing so, it is giving both practical support and a veneer of...
GIG Vs. ARMS FAIR! Stop Arming Israel!

GIG Vs. ARMS FAIR! Stop Arming Israel!

4 September 2017
19:00 - 20:30
ExCeL east entrance, Royal Albert Way London
Red, bakc and white screenprint with bullet, pound notes and skeletons and text 'we are making a killing'

Art the Arms Fair at the Big Day of Action

9 September 2017
10:00 - 18:00
ExCeL east entrance, Royal Albert Way London
Art the Arms Fair Day of Creative Action at DSEI 2017

Day of Creative Action

9 September 2017
10:00 - 16:00
ExCeL East, on the roundabout!, Premier Inn London
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Musical Protest: No More Arms Fairs

9 September 2017
14:00 - 17:00
ExCeL east entrance, Royal Albert Way London
The Opening Night of Art the Arms Fair

The Opening Night of Art the Arms Fair

11 September 2017
18:00 - 22:00
SET Space, SET Space, 7th Floor, Capstan House, Clove Crescent London
The Exhibition of Art the Arms Fair

Art the Arms Fair: The Exhibition

12 September 2017 - 15 September 2017
11:00 - 19:00
SET Space, SET Space, 7th Floor, Capstan House, Clove Crescent London
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The Spoken Word Night of Art the Arms Fair

12 September 2017
19:30 - 22:00
SET Space, SET Space, 7th Floor, Capstan House, Clove Crescent London