John Phillips is giving this talk as part of the Paddington Printshop Posters 1975 -1990 exhibition programme. John has been one of the leading socially engaged artists in London, and was co-founder of Paddington Printshop. His poster work from the 1970’s and ’80’s is widely admired, and is held in a number of different collections including the V&A Museum. John is a regular speaker at art debates and international conferences.
Paddington Printshop produced posters and prints with a social and often political dimension which were intended as aesthetic objects. By producing some of the most vibrant activist posters of the 1970’s, the Printshop became a model for community arts /activist print studios across the UK. John will describe working as a young socially engaged artist in central West London, and discuss some of the vibrant images produced at the studio during an extraordinary period of creativity.
Working with everyone – from community groups to local musicians like the Sex Pistols and Joe Strummer- Paddington Printshop grew to develop a special style. Its relationship with the local community extended the impact of socially engaged art in the UK.
Wednesday 21st March, 6.30pm – 8pm
Exhibition runs until end of April 2018