Humanity today faces some of the biggest and most urgent issues it has ever faced. Many of today's biggest global issues were not faced by previous generations of artists and creative people. Perhaps some of today's artists don't share these concerns, or don't want to respond to them in their art work. But many artists and creative people feel they want to recognise and reflect these issues in at least some of their work. Red Line Art Works is a gathering point for images by people around the world who are so concerned about the big global issues and the state of our world that they definitely want to respond in their art work and creative work.
Our website (www.redlineartworks.org) is a 'home base' for all who believe that art can register big problems, and maybe even influence the world towards a better future. So, we encourage and support artists and creative people who are using their art to do that. Many artists across history and cultures have integrated political concerns into their thinking and their work. See ‘Art & Politics’ on our website for some examples. If you want, you can also 'Join' Red Line Art Works or 'Contact' us from the website.
We invite you to get involved by contributing an image, or in other ways. We are open to all artists, makers, creatives and performers worldwide, in any media or form, for example :
• Painting • Drawing • Illustration • Photography
• Graphic design • Ceramics • Text • Cartoons
• Installations • Film & video • Sculpture • Animation
• Graffiti • Textiles • Performance
... And everything in between ! So, please get involved. We are very happy to receive your art works, firstly in the form of photos, scans, videos, or text contributions.
How do you start ? Have a look at 'Brief for Artists & Creatives' (see below) and have a look at our website www.redlineartworks.org. There, under 'Info for Artists', you'll also find 'Your Brief' and various other useful stuff. Or, look at 'Global Concerns' if you want some ideas to 'trigger' your thinking. Our 'Links' page connects you to some of these global concerns. Our 'Art & Politics' page gives some examples of how artists have responded to political concerns over the years.
When you have your art work, in whatever media or form you work in (including performance). Then simply upload a photo, scan, video or text file to our Flickr Group at : www.flickr.com/groups/redlineartworks. Our website tells you how to do this (see our 'Info for Artists' page)
During Spring 2013 we will invite the best pieces to exhibit or show at Fringe Arts Bath (FAB). FAB is your lovely annual two-week programme of Arts events held in May / June, here in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath.
And, if you know other artists and creative people (in fact any people !) let them know about Red Line Art Works and FAB. Many thanks.
Founder of Red Line Art Works : Chris Greenwood. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org