On 23 June Britain will be making one of the important decisions in a generation; to leave or to remain in the European Union. To draw attention to the rapidly approaching voter registration deadline, and to make the case for remain, 14 of the world’s leading artists and creatives have produced a series of artworks. The artworks are available as free posters and make the case for Britain’s continued membership of the EU – laying out its many cultural, social and economic benefits.
The artists that have produced posters are: Antony Gormley, Axel Scheffler, Bob & Roberta Smith, Dog & Rabbit, Eva Rothschild, Ewan Mitchell, Jefferson Hack & Ferdinando Verderi (jointly designed), Jon Burgerman, Michael Craig-Martin, Michael Tierney, Rankin, Tacita Dean and Wolfgang Tilmans.
Anthony Gormley said: “The European project is creative, an opportunity to exercise imagination. It is the present form of the ongoing dynamic between geography and tribe. We have always been part of this evolving story and need to stay part of it. Britain has key role to play in the European Parliament, Commission and Councils, they are our opportunity to contribute to a collective future that is the result of much sacrifice.”
Wolfgang Tillmans said: “The longer I immerse myself in the subject matter of the EU referendum, the more ludicrous the idea behind exiting without any strategy seems to me. A contribution, which Britain pays along with other wealthier members like Germany, helps raise standards throughout the EU and is money well spent, and not wasted. To insinuate, as Leavers do, that the money ‘saved’ will be spent on the NHS shows the wickedness of those behind the Leave campaigns.”
The posters can be downloaded for free at strongerin.co.uk/art
You have until the 7 June to register to vote in the upcoming referendum. You can register at gov.uk/register-to-vote