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 Bob and Roberta reading Letter to Michael Gove. Image: Tony Bartholomew

Art Party: Event

21 Aug 2014

To coincide with the release of the GCSE results and the screening of Art Party (now sold out) by Tim Newton & Bob and Roberta Smith, the ICA hosts an Art Party of its own as part of the Art Party UK-wide celebration, championing the importance of art and its place in education and modern politics.

Join us for an evening of music, DJs and performances, with Bob and Roberta Smith, after the screening of the film Art Party. Performers include Leigh Clarke, Flame Proof Moth, Oriana Fox, The Fucks, Andy Holden, Leo Liccini, Jessie Voorsanger and Silvia Ziranek.

There will be DJs in the bar from 8pm.

Art Party: An Interview with Bob and Roberta Smith

We Need Your Art
We’re asking for your portraits of the Secretary of State for Education, The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, to create a collaborative display at the event. Bring your masterpieces with you or tweet them to us: @ICALondon. To be part of the display, report to the Box Office on arrival and the first 20 portrait artists to arrive receive a free cocktail in the ICA Bar.

About the directors

Art Party is the latest in a series of collaborations between artist Bob and Roberta Smith and filmmaker Tim Newton. Both live in Leytonstone in East London, a community that was the subject of their first film in 2011.

Bob and Roberta Smith is the founder of the Art Party movement that seeks to better advocate the arts to Government. He is best known for his painting Make Art Not War in the Tate collection and was recently made a Royal Academician.

Tim Newton has worked as an actor, writer and director in theatre, film and television for over 20 years, regularly performing in productions by maverick theatre director Ken Campbell. Tim's recent short film Trimming Pablo (2011) is a fictionalised account of Picasso’s visit to the 1950 Sheffield Peace Congress in which Bob also appears. In 2012 Tim and Bob's joint film Who is Community? was commissioned as part of Art on the Underground's Central Line series. The film featured Julia Rayner who now plays civil servant Hetty Nettleship alongside John Voce (as Michael Grove MP) in Tim and Bob's first feature length collaboration.

In association with Cornerhouse Artist Film

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