Mark Wallinger with Maria Gallestegui at The Peace Project opening night

For the first time since their removal from Parliament Square in May 2012 the “Peace Plinths” will be re-united and unveiled as the centre piece of Art Below’s “The Peace Project” opening to the public at London’s Gallery Different (off Tottenham Court Road) on 12th October for one week.  This exhibition also features the work of celebrated artists including Alison Jackson, Ben Eine, Billy Childish, Kennard Phillipps, Sarah Maple, Schoony and Inkie.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, only one Peace Plinth is on display in the gallery.

Photo Op by kennardphillipps

Artist collaboration kennardphillipps is issuing a run of 100 signed posters (49 x 49cm) of ‘Photo Op’ for £35 each and donating all the proceeds to The Halabja Community Playground Project. To see works on sale see here.

Events this week:

Tuesday 16 Oct, 7pm: Peace activist Maya Evans and photojournalist Guy Smallman on their work in Afghanistan with Guy’s 30-minute film Fifteen Million Afghans

Wednesday 17 Oct, 7pm: Art and politics - Artist Emily Johns and artist collaborators kennardphillipps will show images and talk about their work.

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  • Simon and Anita with others gathered in the street for a sit down protest in the name of peace. They are calling for an end to the war in Afghanistan and to send the troops home. Today was Democracy village\'s date of eviction given by the high court. Residents have been told that the date has been extended due to an appeal by two defendents. A new date of the 19th July has been given.
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Halabja Community Playground Project

Proceeds from selected works will go to the Halabja Community Playground Project in Iraq. The project have been working since 2009 with the children and adults in Halabja to build a playground. Money and resources raised in the UK and specialist expertise have been empowering the local community to build their own playground for their community. More info and a short film with Tam Carrigan, founder of the playground project, on its history and what the funds will be used for
Where and when

Where and when

12-18 October 2012

Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London W1T 1DR

A series of talks and screenings will take place throughout the show with artists, film makers and peace activists - see here.

Selected works in the show will also form part of Art Below’s billboard exhibition at Regent’s Park tube station throughout October.



The Peace Plinths   Alison Jackson

Billy Childish   Ben Eine

Cathy Lomax   Harry Pye

Inkie   Johan Andersson

Kennard Phillips    Schoony

Johan Wahlstrom    Philip Levine

Thomas Lumley    Sarah Maple

Matt Small    Asmaa Alanbari

ArtWars    Lawer|Todtling

Tam Carrigan   Emma Stoner

Paul Smith (DON)   T.WAT

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