Clear Channel partnered with Artichoke to launch the second season of The Gallery, using advertising sites as a cultural springboard in a UK-wide, public art exhibition.
From 30 January to 26 February 2023, 11 powerful artworks will hit outdoor digital screens across the UK, responding to the theme, ‘The State We’re In’.
They have been commissioned by The Gallery and will be shown on sites across the UK thanks to the support of Out of Home (OOH) advertising industry partners including Clear Channel, Outsmart and other OOH media owners.
The campaign reflects the shared vision of Artichoke and the OOH industry – taking art beyond gallery walls and onto the streets, making art truly accessible to the widest possible audience.
For Season 2, artists responded to the theme, The State We’re In, exploring topics around gender, disability, home, nationhood, environment, mental health, industrialisation, and social injustice.
The artworks will reach millions of Brits over the four-week run, thrusting the thought-provoking pieces into the heart of public conversations and debates.
The Gallery is unlike any other cultural institution, aiming to challenge traditional models of viewing art and using the medium in different ways to access culture. In its second season, the new outdoor art project continues to make art truly accessible with this bold and unafraid programme that will interact with people’s everyday lives.
The 11 artworks that make up The State We’re In have been selected from a global public open call that received almost 1,300 entries, including four commissioned artworks.
Launched in 2022, The Gallery is the brainchild of leading UK arts producers Artichoke and public artist Martin Firrell, conceived in partnership with the Out of Home advertising industry, including Clear Channel as one of the founding partners.
You can explore Season 2 artworks here.