A ‘protest wall’, created by local design group McFaul, has transformed Chichester’s Pallant House Gallery into a hub of political, social and religious debate.
The wall is designed to run alongside the current retrospective exhibition by British Pop Artist Colin Self – ‘Colin Self: Art in the Nuclear Age’ – and was unveiled last week.
McFaul creative director John McFaul says, ‘Visually, our team was inspired by Chinese and Russian propaganda posters – only we also wanted to draw attention to local issues such as fox hunting fisheries and wheelie bins.’ He adds, ‘By leaving plenty of space for people to voice their own opinions, we hoped to encourage people to talk, debate and vent their frustrations.’
Visitors to the gallery are encouraged to add their own protests to the wall, ranging from local to global issues.
Pallant House Gallery director Stefan van Raay says, ‘This is a really unique piece of work which is bringing in a whole new audience to the gallery. People really like being able to leave their mark on the wall, and to write their own personal protests. It makes for some fascinating reading.’
The protest wall will be on display until 12 October. For more information, visit www.pallant.org.uk.