'Tate à Tate' Launch Party 23.3.12

‘Tate à Tate’ Launch Party 23.3.12

Tate à Tate, the audio tour is ready to launch – on Thursday 22 March it will be available to download for free. On Friday 23 March, Platform, Liberate Tate and Art Not Oil invite you to come and celebrate the audio unveiling of this participatory piece of interventionist sound art.
BP puts off trial, but the oil disaster is ongoing

BP puts off trial, but the oil disaster is ongoing

The BP disaster civil trial was due to start this morning in New Orleans. It has now been delayed until next Monday 5th March while BP continues to attempt to settle out of court with over 116,000 plaintiffs this week. The trial is different to the criminal charges also being readied against the company. If it goes...

Rules for Living – artists and climate change, by Andy Field at #sota12

This is the text from Andy Field’s talk last Tuesday afternoon at State of the Arts, in the ‘Artists and the Future Environment’ panel. 1. My friend Kieran Whilst we are all here in Salford, my friend Kieran is on a train from Glasgow to Lisbon. Or more accurately Kieran is on one of several...
Move Your Money - "bank on something better"

Move Your Money – “bank on something better”

At Platform we’re very excited about the launch of Move Your Money following our campaigning to stop UK banks fossil fuel finance. This is a guest blog by Danni Paffard on this week’s launch of Move Your Money UK: The banking sector isn’t working for people, small business or wider society. Despite plunging the economy into...
Direct news question mega fail: is Ethical Oil funded by Enbridge Pipeline?

Direct news question mega fail: is Ethical Oil funded by Enbridge Pipeline?

Yesterday on Canadian national news channel CBC a spokesperson for EthicalOil.org floundered as she unconvincingly avoided the interviewer’s repeated question “Does Ethical Oil take money from Enbridge Pipeline?” The repetition of the question makes the whole interview very watchable – especially around 4:40 into the video. If EthicalOil.org do take financial support from Enbridge, it...
Tate has lost integrity over BP

Tate has lost integrity over BP

It’s like family members bringing big news to the winter break dinner table and not knowing who’s in on the secret already. Yesterday morning BP announced it was ‘pledging’ (like a self-sacrificial marathon sponsor) £10m over five years to four of London’s biggest cultural institutions. Platform and Liberate Tate handed over 8000 signatures direct to...
For immediate release: Artists and environmentalists reaction to BP arts sponsorship announcement

For immediate release: Artists and environmentalists reaction to BP arts sponsorship announcement

Artists and environmentalists have reacted angrily to an announcement this morning that BP will be pledging £10m over the next five years to sponsor the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Opera House and Tate Britain.
Photo gallery from Launch of 'Not if but when: Culture Beyond Oil'

Photo gallery from Launch of ‘Not if but when: Culture Beyond Oil’

Warm thanks to everyone who came to the launch on Tuesday – what a lovely evening. If you’ve not seen it yet check out the publication online and order copies direct from Platform.
Platform Promenade - Guest blog by participant Hester Berry

Platform Promenade – Guest blog by participant Hester Berry

Hester Berry is a landscape painter who participated in the recent series of Platform Promenade – Oil and the City. This is her account of the experience. ‘Twas a cold and misty morning. Our little group gathered at a pre-determined location near Liverpool Street Station to await instructions. All we had been told was that we...
Read online now - Not If But When: Culture Beyond Oil

Read online now – Not If But When: Culture Beyond Oil

Now available to read online – click on the Issuu link above, or you can download the publication as a pdf here. For hard copies by post visit this page for a range of payment options or you can purchase it from the Live Art Development Agency online shop here. December 2011: Art collective Liberate...
Culture Beyond Oil Publication Launch - Tuesday 29th Nov @FreeWordCentre

Culture Beyond Oil Publication Launch – Tuesday 29th Nov @FreeWordCentre

New Arts Publication – ‘Not if but when: Culture Beyond Oil’                   TUESDAY 29th November – Free Word Centre 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA IMPORTANT – Previously this event had been advertised on Monday 28th November. Due to circumstances outside of our control, this date has been changed to Tuesday 29th...
'Not if but when: Culture Beyond Oil' - order your copy now

‘Not if but when: Culture Beyond Oil’ – order your copy now

‘Not if but when: Culture Beyond Oil’ is a publication that sets out to discuss oil sponsorship of the arts. The single issue, limited edition publication features artworks in dialogue with the BP Gulf of Mexico catastrophe and articles that set out the compelling arguments for an end to BP and Shell’s murky involvement with...