305092_489458227750074_33562497_n[1]As an organisation that combines arts, activism and research with a pretty hefty focus on the damage caused by UK oil companies, we were super-excited to have a flick through the third issue of an online arts magazine MAKE8ELIEVE[2], that aims to “build international connections by publishing creative interpretations of one topic per issue.”

It’s a 254 page, full colour labour of love, with submissions from many different artists with a dizzying variety of practices. Campaigners on oil issues would do well to have a browse and draw inspiration from the creativity of the contributions rather than falling back on what can become quite a tired pallet of images and associations that evoke the impacts of the global oil industry.

It’s particularly great to see Liberate Tate[3]‘s dramatic participatory and unsolicited The Gift[4] that took place in Tate Modern last July, and involved the installation of a 16 metre wind turbine blade as a reaction to Tate’s ongoing and increasingly controversial sponsorship relationship with BP. You can browse this stunning publication below (Liberate Tate can be seen on pages 151-161), or visit the MAKE8ELIEVE[5] site for more info on the artists.

  1. [Image]: http://platformlondon.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/305092_489458227750074_33562497_n.jpg
  2. MAKE8ELIEVE: http://make8elieve.com/
  3. Liberate Tate: http://liberatetate.wordpress.com/
  4. The Gift: http://www.vice.com/en_uk/vice-news/liberate-tates-the-gift-tate-modern-art-prank-bp
  5. MAKE8ELIEVE: http://make8elieve.com/