Back for its second year after popular success in 2014, Art Everywhere is a large scale project to get work on display around the UK using poster sites as places to see amazing art. Voted for by the public, the project aims to find the UK’s favourite 25 artworks by public demand. You can vote for your favourite artwork from a long list of 70 and 25 will be displayed around the UK on poster sites, bus stops and billboards. Voting takes place here facebook.com/arteverywhereuk and the selection ranges from 1500s to present day. The chosen work will then be on display from 21 July – 31 August.
Aiming to celebrate the creative talents and legacy of the British art world, this initiative showcases an outstanding collection of British artworks from public collections across the UK in places that people are not used to seeing art. It will appear in bus shelters, underground stations, roadside billboards, motorway services, national rail networks, shopping centres and airports across the country.
For the first time, the work will also be featured in a film shown on over 1,000 Vue cinema screens in the UK across the summer until the end of August. Artworks looking for the public support to make the short list range in genre and age including John Constable’s Study of Cirrus Clouds, Sir Jacob Epstein, Torso in Metal from ‘The Rock Drill’ Lucian Freud’s Interior at Paddington and Gilbert & George, Existers. There is truly a piece of work that will speak to everyone.
The project has been such a success that it will be expanding this year to the USA who will be holding a state wide version of the event also in August 2014. Supported by many of the artists featured including Howard Hodgkin who said: “Art Everywhere engages the public in an extraordinary way – I am delighted to have work in the longlist this year, and look forward to the public voting for their favourites.”
To see the whole range of work open for voting please see www.facebook.com/arteverywhereuk
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1. Mark Gertler. Merry Go Round (1916) Tate Photography 2014.