Atelier Regle: Official Portraits Of The Big Society

6 Apr 2011 – 16 Apr 2011

Event times

Wed - Sat 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost of entry

20 pence

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Old Street / Liverpool Street

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A durational performance by: 'Born to Rule' (Jordan McKenzie and Aaron Williamson)


'We are all in this together but some of us are more in it than thers'
Born to Rule

British Art in recent years has been swamped by offerings (mostly naff) from people who were never really cut out for such purpose. Born to Rule aim to reverse this trend and put art back in the hands of those who know what it is for and how it should be created. The hands, that is, of the ruling class.

With the correct political order now re-instated in Great Britain, it is only natural that some sort of aesthetic rejuvenation must follow. The artists, who fully sign up to the innovative 'Big Society' movement are ready and willing to paint YOUR portrait to commemorate this evolutionary social development.

Sign up and your portrait, painted live in the Gallery, will form the centrepiece of a uniquely excellent and properly presented exhibition. The picture will feature your painted portrait surrounded by quintessential pastoral English scenery featuring rolling hills, dreaming spires, an oak tree and perhaps a castle.

Born to Rule will set up their painting studio Atelier R├ęgle at Standpoint for a period of eight days, equipped only with the tools of their trade, a suitable wardrobe; with no more than two valets and a single butler to assist them. The heroism of the artist's endurance of this gruelling project ' akin to a Victorian expedition to virgin territory ' will be appreciated by art lovers everywhere.

Since the artists would rather that the Standpoint Gallery do not live off generous public handouts, there will be a turnstile entrance at the door with a small fee for entry ' make sure you bring a 20 pence piece or you will be disappointed!

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