“Ballot Scotland” is an apolitical propaganda poster exhibition taking place in the run up to the Scottish Referendum. The show features the work of emerging and established artists including: Steffan MacMillan, Richard Martin, Ryan Thompson, Matt C Stokes, Iestyn Day, Scott Poulson, Mike CR, Chris Peel, Walter Newton, Liam Barrett, Sarah Ray, Andrew Park, Mikey Burton, Laura Gee, Vicky Day, Nic Allan, Jess Das, Anton Weflo The venue for the exhibition is the beer hall at Drygate, the UK’s first experiential craft brewery, in Glasgow. The show opens at 7pm on Saturday 6th Sept and runs till the 17th Sept. Opening times may vary.
Just back from Glasgow. Congratulations to Mike CR for organising a brilliantly spirited exhibition to coincide with the Scottish Referendum. And for including my work – Without Scotland.
There was a certain expectancy in the air of Glasgow – we spoke with those for and against independence and could empathise with both points of view. We woke up on the Sunday morning to headlines of YES going ahead in a poll for the first time. Now the whole country seems to have woken up to the prospect of a UK without Scotland. Before our visit I thought if I were Scottish I would be excited about the chance to be part of a newly independent country. But now, as an Englishman I feel nervous about this possibility – a reduced UK without the wondrous Scotland. I’m not sure I want that.