kennardphillipps - artists peter kennard and cat phillips


kennardphillipps is a collaboration between Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps working since 2002 to produce art in response to the invasion of Iraq. It has evolved to confront power and war across the globe. The work is made for the street, the gallery, the web, newspapers & magazines, and to lead workshops that develop peoples’ skills and help them express their thoughts on what’s happening in the world through visual means. The work is made as a critical tool that connects to international movements for social and political change. We don’t see the work as separate to social and political movements that are confronting established political and economic systems. We see it as part of those movements, the visual arm of protest. We want it to be used by people as a part of their own activism, not just as pictures on the wall to contemplate. To facilitate this, as well as selling our limited edition prints on the site enabling us to fund the making of the work, there is a free download page of images with a voluntary contribution to the International Solidarity Movement.



Politics In Art MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, Poland



Defaced:Money,Conflict,Protest Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Politics In Art MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, Poland

Documents From The Edges Of Conflict James Hockey Gallery, UCA, Farnham

Continuum Cello Factory, London


Documents From The Edges Of Conflict James Hockey Gallery, UCA, Farnham



Art Strikes Back Jorn Museum, Silkeborg, Denmark



New Acquisitions National Portrait Gallery, London

Art Strikes Back Jorn Museum, Silkeborg, Denmark

Finnegans Woke  RUA RED, Dublin, Ireland

Storyboards for a Sicknote  Danielle Arnaud, London, UK

The World Exists to be put on a Postcard  British Museum, London, UK



Americas Greatest Hits  EXILE Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Flying Leaps  First Site Gallery, Colchester, UK

Beyond The Barricades   Studio3 Gallery, University of Kent, UK

Travelling Gallery At 40  City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland

Capital City  London College of Communication, UK

Another Spring  Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, UK

Decked Out  Nuart Gallery, Stavanger, Norway

Hang Ten  HangUp Gallery, London, UK

Age of Terror : Art since 9/11 Imperial War Museum, London, UK



How To Say It The Way It Is Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Age of Terror : Art since 9/11 Imperial War Museum, London, UK

MAY NOT Dadiani Fine Art, London, UK

Polygraphs Gallery 4, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland

State Of The Nations Diffusion International Festival of Photography, Cardiff, Wales

People Power: Fighting for Peace Imperial War Museum, London, UK

Profit Flying Leaps, street flypost throughout UK

Shangri La Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Art, Pilton Farm, UK

Gestures of Resistance    Romantso, Athens, Greece

Thread of Light P21 Gallery, London, UK

It’s Gonna Be Great Copeland Gallery, London UK


Nuart Festival, Stavanger, Norway

War On War Room, Landskrona Photo Festival, Sweden

Very Now/Art and Journalism, London College of Communication, England

The Poster Remediated, Poster Museum Winalow, Warsaw, Poland

Shangri La, Glastonbury Festival, Pilton Farm, England

Here Comes Everybody, Travelling Gallery, on tour, Scotland



Dismaland, Weston-Super-Mare, England

Here Comes Everybody  Stills Gallery, Edinburgh Festival 2015, Scotland

Heaven and Hell  Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium

Boom, Bubble & Blast  Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany

Caught in the Crossfire  Guilford House Gallery, Guilford

After Image  Galeria Civica, Trento, Italy


A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution  Victoria & Albert Museum, London and The McManus, Dundee, Scotland

After Image  Galeria Civica, Trento, Italy

Caught in the Crossfire  Museen Der Stadt Dresden, Germany

Demotalk  Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival 2014, Scotland

Catalyst Contemporary Art and War  Imperial War Museum, Manchester, UK

Living with the War: artists on war and conflict Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland



Catalyst Contemporary Art and War  Imperial War Museum, Manchester, UK

Living with the War: artists on war and conflict Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland

The Hecklers The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK

Loose Change – Crisis Cabaret, Cabaret Duchamp  Barbican Centre, London, UK

Ten Years After: Reflections on the Invasion of Iraq  Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK

Caught in the Crossfire  Herbert Art Gallery and Museum , Coventry, UK

Geographies of War | Iraq Revisited   University College London, UK

TEN   Royal Court Theatre, London, UK

Blue Murder  Hang Up Gallery, London, UK

Studies for a Head Super Normal Festival, England



ARTWALL  Prague, Czech Republic

The Wall Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK

Occupy Everything Hales Gallery, London, UK

Iraq – How, Where, For Whom? Mosaic Rooms, London, UK

Our Demonstration Guardian Newsroom Gallery, London, UK

Beyond The Frame Gallery 27, London, UK

Exotica Tallin Art Hall, Estonia

Les Fleurs du mal Museum of Contemporary Art, Wroclaw, Poland



The Big Society, Galerie Vallois, Paris, France

Mutate Britain, The Robin Hood Tax Campaign, London, UK



“We hope to be finished by lunchtime…..” Fragments from A Broken World, PhotoIreland, National Photographic Archive, Dublin, Ireland

Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance In Palestine, Amnesty International, London, UK

Rude Brittania: British Comic Art, Tate Britain, London, UK

Transformed: Artists’ Books and Bookworks, Imperial War Museum, London, UK

Brit Insurance Design Awards, Design Museum, London, UK



Signs of Revolt: Creative Resistance & Social Movements since Seattle, Truman Brewery, London
G20 the new number of the beast Carnaby St, London, UK

Embedded Art Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany



Art Media & Contested Space the public art project by Interface, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Alchemy Carnaby St, London, UK

Iraq: A Process of Resistance Ink-D, Brighton, UK

Uncertified Documents Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK



Antennae Houston Centre of Photography, Houston, Texas, USA

Blairaq Leonard Street Gallery, London, UK

Ammunition St. Margaret’s Church Art Gallery, Norwich, UK

Forms of Resistance : Artists & the desire for social change from 1871 to the present Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Green Zone / Red Zone Gemak, the Free Academy, Den Hague, Netherlands

Santa’s Ghetto Manger Square, Bethlehem, Palestine



Untitled (Iraq) Photofusion, London, UK

Picture This Warchild exhibition, Bargehouse, London, UK

War on War Poorvoon Kirjasto, Poorvoo, Finland

Prints Now Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Plug County Hall, London, UK

Santa’s Ghetto Oxford Street, London, UK

Obscenity V22 AshwinStreet, London, UK



Demo Nørrebro Bibliotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

Street Art Akciok Millenarison Park, Budapest, Hungary

War on War Room, eastInternational05’ ,  Norwich Gallery, UK

Sunek / Thrust 26th Biennial of Graphic Arts, MGLC & Tobacna, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Artfutures , Bloomberg gallery , London, UK



Award Henry Peacock Gallery, London, UK

Award Street Level Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Pax Britannica The Aquarium, London, UK

Demo City Hall, London, UK



National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK

Design Museum, London, UK

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Imperial War Museum, London, UK

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

a/political, private collection

private collections


Workshops – Lectures – Conferences



Artist’s feedback (Zoom) Articulatehub for their Artivism project

Artists’ Talk (podcast) Stills gallery

Artists’ Talk (Zoom) Bolton School of Art, Bolton, UK


Public Workshop National Portrait Gallery, London

Artists’ talk First Site Gallery, Colchester, UK


Artists’ talk Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, UK

Capital City Workshop/Tutor group collaboration MAPhotography, London College of Communication,UK


Artists’ talk/symposium, Diffusion International Festival of Photography, Cardiff



Artists’ talk Landskrona Foto Festival

Artists’ talk Nuart street art festival, Stavanger, Norway

Very Now Festival of  Journalism and Art, London College of Communication



London College of Communication, MA Photojournalism workshop



Art and Conflict Conference, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Artists’ talk/performance DEMOTALK  Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Artists’ talk/performance DEMOTALK  Facing Extinction Conference,  UCA Farnham, UK

Artists’ talk  Museen der Stadt, Dresden, Germany

Posters, Politics, Protest-British Political Posters  V&A conference, Peoples’ History Museum, Manchester, UK



Anti-War Society University College London, UK Summer School, London, UK

ARC Symposium – Artspace/Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, UK

Keynote Debate – Camberwell Art College, London University of the Arts, Uk

War on War Room residency and public workshop – Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, UK



Festival of Dangerous Ideas Counterfire, ISG, and Verso Books, Rich Mix, London

Political Issue in Art: TrAIN Open Lecture Chelsea College of Art, London

PICS Festival Symposium London

Stop The War St James’s Picadilly, London



Re Thinking Soup Artists’ talk, Royal College of Art, London

Tripwire Group workshop Index on Censorship, London

Panel discussion, Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference – Royal Geographical Society, London

Art and Activism, artists talk – It’s Your Write! – V&A Museum of Childhood



Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2010 ‘Art and Politics’ panel, Edinburgh

Brief + Tutors Lecture – Student Design Awards, Design Museum , London

Lecture – BA/MA Lecture programme Norwich University College of the Arts

Artists talk and workshop – Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

LectureFaculty of Media, Arts and Society, Southampton Solent University

Experimental Geographies, panel discussion with Retort – Whitechapel Art Gallery London

Art and Resistance Ways to Make trouble, artists talk – Houseman’s event, Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Collaborating Dissent, artists talk – Lunchtime Lecture, Troika Editions gallery, London



Art Media & Contested Space panel discussion & artists’ talk, Interface, School of art and design, University of Ulster, Belfast

In conversation with Gordon , Brighton Photo Biennial

Uncertified Documents artists’ talk, Pumphouse Gallery, London



Lecture, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich

Materiality to Hyperreality: Appropriated Media in Contemporary Art University of Houston, Texas, USA

The Personalised Surface within Fine Art Digital Printmaking Symposium, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the   Arts, London

Arts and Law Seminar Kings College Research Centre, Cambridge

Capturing the Movement Institute of Education, London

Lecture, Leonard Street Gallery, London

Workshop Green Zone / Red Zone, Gemak, the Free Academy, Den Hague

Interface Research Seminar Interface: Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design, School of Art and Design,                  University of Ulster, Belfast



Seminar on War on War School of Graphic Design, Porvoo, Finland

Lecture, Poorvoon Kirjasto, Finland

Lecture, Photofusion, London

The Art of Political Protest , Marxism Conference, London



Ethics into Aesthetics Conference, Norwich School of Art

Graphic Agitation Conference, Marxism , London



Workshop on digitalmontage , Street Level Gallery, Glasgow




Finnegans Woke with War On War Room public workshop RUA RED, Dublin, Ireland



War On War Room exhibition with public workshop Landskrona Foto Festival, Sweden

Here Comes Everybody exhibition with War On War Room public workshop Travelling Gallery, Scotland (tour)

Shangri La, Glastonbury Festival England

Nuart Street art festival, Stavanger, Norway



Here Comes Everybody  with War On War Room public workshop Stills Gallery, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland

Dismaland Weston-Super-Mare, England



Demotalk  Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival 2014, Scotland



War on War Room residency and public workshop – Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry



Embedded Art Akademie Der Kunst, Berlin, Germany



Interface: Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design, School of Art and Design, University of Ulster, Belfast



Artist in Residence at eastInternational’05, Norwich




Lowkey Jazz Café – set/poster/t-shirt design

Everything Must Go billboard installation, Vanguard Street Art Festival, Bristol


Finnegans Woke exhibition RUA RED, Dublin, Ireland



State of the Nations photomural commission Chapter, Cardiff

State of the Nations exhibition, Diffusion International Photography Festival



Village Voice NY, US  artwork

Foreign Policy magazine, US, visual statement

Here Comes Everybody exhibition adaptation for Travelling Gallery,on tour, Scotland

Shangri La, Glastonbury Festival site specific works

Education Is Not A Crime campaign, artwork



Here Comes Everybody exhibition, Stills, Edinburgh, Scotland

Dismaland site specific artwork

Greenpeace photomonyage artworks for campaign A Song Of Oil, Ice and Fire



Demotalk Super Normal Festival, England lecture demonstration



The Year of Dreaming Dangerously – Slavoj Zizek artwork book cover Verso

It’s the Political Economy, Stupid | The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory, Edited by Gregory Sholette and Oliver Ressler book and catalogue cover Pluto Press



Barbaric Sport | A Global Plague – Marc Perelman Book cover and catalogue cover Verso



“We hope to be finished by lunchtime….” exhibition commissioned by Anthony Haughey for Fragments from A Broken World exhibition in the National Photographic Archive, Dublin, part of PhotoIreland Festival



Cafe of Equivalent$ commissioned by Laboratory of Insurrectory Imagination for C.R.A.S.H. , part of 2degrees festival, London

Control Room #2 commissioned by Akademie der Kunste, Berlin for Embedded Art exhibition



No Third Runway photomontage commissioned by Greenpeace for newspaper advert

48-sheet billboard commissioned by Art Media & Contested Space at Interface, Belfast

billboard commissioned by Nakba60, London

From Canaan to Palestine (working title) commissioned by the Palestinian Cultural Centre for permanent display
Palestinian Gallery, London



George Bush Portrait Houston Centre of Photography, Houston, USA

18.03.03 commissioned by Van Abbemuseum for Forms of Resistance exhibition, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

Darth Vader mask intervention commissioned by Lucas films, London



DEMO commissioned by Greater London Authority for City Hall, London



Peace on Earth (banned by Orange) commissioned for Brighten Up London by Damon Albarn, sponsored by Orange


Reviews, Interviews,
Images published (magazines, newspapers, books)


the Guardian 13.10.04
Dazed and Confused 11.04
Revolve 12.04
The Times July 21st 2004 p21-22 T2, ‘The radical power of paint’,   interview with John Russell Taylor
The Independent guide 7th August 2004, ‘The five best shows in London’
Red Pepper June 2004, p38-39.
The Independent 10th August 2004 p13, ‘Award’ by Sue Hubbard
The Scotsman’ 23rd November 2004 p32-33, ‘Medium first, then meaning’ by Susan Mansfield.
Morning Star 5th October 2004 p6, ‘Mayor unveils anti-war art exhibition’.
Metro 6th October 2004 p32, ‘Anti-war Demo at City Hall’.
Morning Star 8th October 2004 ‘City Hall hosts its own Demo’, Ken Livingstone. 3rd November 2004, ‘Peter Kennard at City Hall’.
The Guardian 13th October 2004 p9, ‘Delegates gather to put world to rights’ by Tanya Branigan.
Dazed and Confused September 2004 p159.
Arbrjderen 8th December 2004 p17.
200 Pajuden December 2004 p12.
Interview on Radio London 4th October 2004
Stop the War ISBN1 905192 00 2 Bookmarks Publications, 2005, p120, 121
Inside covers front and back
Free Association issue 1, 2006, p54, 57
malababa ISBN D.L. B-32906-2006, 2006, p3, 20
Socialist Review February 2006, inside front cover
Uusimaa interview 1st March 2006, p3 p12
Printmaking Today Interview April 2006
Prints Now : Directions and Definitions by Gill Saunders and Rosie Miles
ISBN 1 85177 480 7  V&A Publications, 2006  p13, 22, 22, 23
The Guardian 29th April 2006 p35, ‘Op Art’
Red Pepper issue141 may 2006, rear view p39
bulb’ issue10 June 2006 p43
Telegraph Magazine 29th July 2006, p30, 31, 33
the Guardian 1st Dec 2006 p5
the Independent on Sunday’ 3rd December 2006 , p42
Telegraph Magazine 30th Dec 2006 Cover
Interview the Independent 2nd Jan 2007, p10, 11
The Daily Telegraph 6th Jan 2007, Cover Review section

Sky News 20th March 2007, Inside Iraq

Radio interview , Aktuellt17, Radio Vega YLE (Finnish Broadcasting Company) 19th April 2007

Houston Press 3rd May 2007, Night&Day cover
campaign 4th May 2007, p28
New Statesman 7th May 2007, p49

Avantgarde magazine 50 British Contemporary Artists 11th May 2007, p25

British Medical Journal 19th May 2007 vol334, p1030-1031

Portfolio No.45, May 2007p66, 67

spot magazine Houston Centre of Photography vol.XXIV No.2 summer 2007, p4

Student British Medical Journal July 2007, p288

the Guardian 30th Nov 2007 greenpeace ad p.12

New Statesman 17th Dec2007-3rd Jan2008 p.33

New Statesman 21st Jan 2008 article ‘ART is the new activism’ p.38-40

The Independent 18th Feb 2008 Extra review p.12-13

Morning Star 4th March 2008 review p.9

Saturday Telegraph Magazine 12th April 2008 illustration p.26-27

VROOM issue07 2008 illustrated interview p.44-50

FLUX issue64 2008 text and images p.114 inside fold-out back cover

Photoworks 10 May-October 2008 back cover

grafik 176 August 2009 illustrated profile p.38-46

Basics Illustration : Global Contexts by Mark Wigan AVA Publishing 2009 ISBN 978-2-940373-94-9   p.46-47,48-49,50-51

Portfolio No.50 Anniversary Edition, May 2009 p.

Beyond The Street: The Hundred Leading Figures in Urban Art by Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie, Gestalten, Berlin 2010 ISBN 978-3-89955-290-4 p.244-247

Printmaking: A Contemporary Perspective by Paul Coldwell, Black Dog Publishing 2009

Spaces of Security and Insecurity – Geographies of the War on Terror, by Alan Ingram and Klaus Dodds, Ashgate 2009, cover + pgs. 272-275, plate273, 276-7

Borders: Contemporary Middle Eastern Art and Discourse by Robert Kluijver, Gemeentemuseum Den Hague, 2010, cover and p.36-40

The Culture Show, BBC 2, BBC Scotland, Rude Brittania, Thursday 3rd June 2010

the Guardian Saturday 5th June 2010 Review Section p.17

Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance In Palestine by Bill Parry, Pluto Press 2010

Legion Magazine, ‘Art of War’ article, autumn issue

Interview BBC World Service, Newshour broadcast 1pm 8th September 2010

Interview Daybreak, ITV1 broadcast 8th September 2010

IdN Magazine 100th issue, aug 2010, Hong Kong

L’insense Magazine, Paris, 2010-2011

The War You Don’t See, a film by John Pilger, National release, ITV broadcast 13th December 2010

Contemporary British Art by Grant Pooke, Routledge 2012, ISBNs 1135654832, 9781135654832 , pgs 92, 168, 219, 220, 229, 240, plate20

Art & Agenda – Political Art and Activism by R. Klanten, M. Hübner, A. Bieber, P. Alonzo, G. Jansen, Gestalten 2011, ISBN:978-3-89955-342-0, cover + pgs.

Design Issues Spring 2012 MIT Press ISSN 0747-9360 E-ISSN 1531-4790 cover

V&A Magazine Summer 2012 issue 28 ISBN: 9-771465-829024 p.76

Fotograf | public art | magazine on photography and visual culture, #20 2012, pgs. 68 – 73 + 103

Contemporary art Journal, #14 2013, ISSN: 2092-8610 pgs. 48 + 104

BBC Brasil :Arte em Revista: Ativismo politico e arte se mistruan em galeria de Londres, 22nd May 2013, 21.41GMT and online arts, article Cultural Links by Rachel Spence, 11th January 2013  online

The Times Saturday Review cover + inside pages 14th September 2013 review

Tamasha BBC Persia culture programme, Friday 18th April – 25th April 2013 exposé

Interview BBC News online Friday 11th October 2013

Evening Standard Thursday 10th October 2013 review

Today programme BBC Radio 4  11th October 2013 review

Art et Politique by Nicolas Martin and Eloi Rousseau, Palette 2013, ISBN:978-2-35832-145-7 pgs.5  + 83

Edinburgh Extra BBC4, Kirsty Wark interview/review DEMOTALK, 17th August 2014