flyingleaps: Art on the streets (II)

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flyingleaps: Art on the streets (II)


Saturday 12 January - Sunday 24 March 2019


Following the success of the initial presentation in 2018, Firstsite is pleased to present a second collaboration with ‘flyingleaps’, an organisation that commissions artists to create posters in response to contemporary politics, events and ideas.

Launched on the day of the EU referendum in 2016, the flyingleaps project invites artists to produce work to be exhibited as street posters. Initially installed on public billboards and street sites, the designs aim to create a thought provoking pause in an environment that is often cluttered with advertising and commercial imagery.

This Firstsite presentation includes posters designed by artists Magda Archer, Artist Taxi Driver, Marcus Harvey, kennardphillipps, Robert Montgomery, and Mark Titchner.

Limited Editions Posters 

Visit the Firstsite shop to purchase signed, limited edition poster prints by Magda Archer and Artist Taxi Driver issued in collaboration with flyingleaps.

flyingleaps: Art on the streets is part of Firstsite’s programme theme of Conflict and Culture. It is exhibited alongside Courage Calls To Courage Everywhere, an exhibition documenting the creation of Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing’s recently-unveiled statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, situated in Parliament Square, London.

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