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Show RCA 2019

Samuel Gough-Yates

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Major project:

We Must Make Our Words Take Physical Shape or Perish

My research is often interchangeable with the work itself. A ‘story’ written by my mother remembers her on the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s 1963 march from Aldermaston to London. Placard slogans collected at the People’s Vote march, an email correspondence with Britain’s badge expert regarding the cultural relevance of bootleg badges, sit alongside a badge workshop, an animation of commands and exhortations, and a peace dove juxtaposed with a remembrance poppy in the form of a road sign.

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  • Joseph Beuys declared 'everyone is an artist' and I use this as a springboard to underpin my current practice. By occupying space in which art and politics converge, I aim to find new models of shaping protest and change. My work examines the mechanics of protest art such as the slogans and statements found on placards and badges, and how the passive voice of such material takes physical form, starting with words and symbols and transforming into action.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fine Art: Sculpture, City & Guilds of London Art School, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • How to... Peer to peer learning workshop, Camberwell College of Arts, London, 2018; The Art of Resistance: Print is Power workshop, Red Gallery, London, 2017; Artificial Realities, East Wing Biennial, Courtauld Institute, London, 2016; BA Graduate Show, Group Exhibition, City and Guilds of London Art School, London, 2015; Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk?, Group Exhibition, City and Guilds of London Art School BA Interim Show, Londonnewcastle Project Space, London, 2014; In the Making, Group Exhibition, City and Guilds of London Art School BA Interim Show, The Rag Factory, London, 2013; City and Guilds of London Art School Foundation Degree Show, Group Exhibition, London, 2012
  • Publications

  • Artificial Realities, East Wing Biennial, Published by the Courtauld Institute of Art, 2016; CITATIONS, ‘Institutional Critique: Politics of the Image: On Mark Wallinger’s ‘Where there’s muck’, Art Histories, City and Guilds, 2015; The Writing On The Wall fanzine sponsored by Carhartt; George Stewart-Lockhart, The Writing On The Wall: Roger Perry, The Horse Hospital London, 2015
  • Awards

  • The Merlin Entertainments Group Madame Tussaud’s Award for Best Degree Show Presentation in Sculpture, 2015; Winner of the Prize for Outstanding Work, City and Guilds of London Art School Foundation Degree Show, 2012
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