A host of creative stunts have highlighted the Gallery's support for the arms trade.
We want to keep up the pressure with lots of pop-up creative actions around the gallery. Why not get together with your friends and plan your own?
So far the gallery has seen:
- Groups of people sit down in front of the masterpieces to sketch out the same message. The Gallery welcomes sketching throughout the Gallery, in line with certain guidelines.
- An artist unveil his alternative militarised version of a National Gallery painting in front of the original.
- Sparkles not Shrapnel hold a poetry reading and die-in inside the gallery.
- A family-friendly Bubbles Not Bombs action outside the Gallery.
- Regular leafleting outside the entrance to encourage visitors to tell the Director what they think of the gallery's support for the arms trade.
- Pranksters from BBC3's "The Revolution will be Televised" have even got in on the act!
Inspired to do something yourself? We can help with:
- Leaflets: We have hundreds of leaflets to give to visitors outside the gallery. Even if you and a friend only have an hour to spare, why not borrow a couple of artists' costumes and a stack of leaflets and head to the front of the gallery?
- Media support: Talk to us if you'd like help publicising your action via social media or with a press release!
- Inviting others to take part: If you have a great idea that needs a few more people, let us know and we'll try to help spread the word!