Own Art 10th Anniversary – Jeremy Deller Commission
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Own Art scheme and to celebrate we have co-commissioned Jeremy Deller to produce an artwork that can be enjoyed by all and owned by all. By owning one of the free artworks released as a digital limited edition on Sedition, everyone will become part of a global collective.
This new work by Deller consists of an animation and a series of free digital images based on one of the works first shown when Deller was chosen to represent England at the Venice Biennale in 2013 and developed English Magic, an exhibition which is now touring the UK.
English Magic reflects the roots of much of Deller’s work, focusing on British society. William Morris permeates the exhibition – In English Magic, the Turner Prize-winning artist brings Morris “back from the dead”, encouraging us to turn the mirror on ourselves and ask questions of the society in which we live – William Morris Gallery. Jeremy Deller’s approach is a perfect fit for the commission – championing the democratisation of art ownership and allowing thousands of people to begin their own art collection.
How to get your free artwork
To receive your own free digital limited edition artwork, please sign up to the The Space newsletter here and follow instructions in the confirmation email, which will give you a link to our partners Sedition to claim your work. Your artwork will be gifted to you from your Sedition account on Wednesday 9th July 2014. The full new Jeremy Deller animation will be available to view from the 19th July on The Space or you can see the work premiered live at both London Westfield sites on 19th July.
This co-commission between The Space and Own Art is supported by Sedition, the online platform for artists to distribute their work in a digital format, who also share the values of all the partners make it easier to access world-class art. Sedition offers everyone an easy, enjoyable and social way to experience art-collecting at affordable prices.
Set up by the BBC and the Arts Council of England, The Space is a free website for artists and audiences to create and explore brilliant new art, commissioned by The Space and shared around the Whole Wide World. They commission new talent and great artists from all art forms, creative industries, technical and digital backgrounds, through regular Open Calls and partnerships.