‘Scotland's Great Debate’


The ongoing debate about Scottish independence is due to reach its conclusion next week with what will be a historic vote. All the media focus on the event got us thinking about the multitude of artists the country has produced over the years and the important role Scotland has played in the world of art.

‘Herbert Illumination: Caught in the Crossfire - Armour in Art’

The Great Game, copyright War Boutique


This talk by the artist War Boutique will take the viewer on a journey through the use of military armour and technical textiles within an artistic practice, referencing key pieces from his ballistic collection.

This is a unique opportunity to meet one of the artists whose work is displayed as part of the Caught in the Crossfire exhibition.
The talk will explore the design history, manufacture, trade and end use of these specialist protective materials. It will reflect the advancing technologies of mankind from both military and artistic perspectives, along with their meaning, significance and relevance within the clashes of civilizations today.
There is no need to book for this event, just drop in and join us.
This event is linked to Caught in the Crossfire. For full details please follow the link to go to the exhibition page.
For full details of the creative and insightful events programme which complement Caught in the Crossfire, please go to the Caught in the Crossfire events page.

• Date:
Tue 19 February
• Time(s):
12.30pm - 1.30pm
• Cost:


‘January Sunday Wise 2’



SUNDAY 27th JANUARY 2013: 12.30pm-5pm

January is always about big ideas and what bigger idea than War and Peace. The sunday lie-in ain't an option with more stimulation at the next Sunday Wise than a bucket-sized prairie oyster. On the top floor at the Ivy speakers Patrick Hennessey, War Boutique and Steve Crawshaw jaw jaw about war war and the surprising amount of power at the hands of individuals in our modern world. Then its time to buy lunch or a bar snack with music from Rebecca Poole – then we lighten up with a troika of comedy: crazy canuck Katherine Ryan, Doctor Who veteran Tom Price and the rollercoaster that is Brett Goldstein. Sounds fun? You betcha. Guests at our last event have already rebooked so grab your place now and betray your duvet. Its sniptastic at £20 (not including food and drink)

‘Caught in the Crossfire: Artistic responses to conflict, peace and reconciliation’

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Caught in the Crossfire explores how artists grapple with both the brutality of war and the desire for peace.
The exhibition takes us on a challenging journey from the home front to the frontline and back again, as seen through the eyes of artists, soldiers and people affected by conflict. Visitors will travel through divided lands, debate the role of protest art, explore the aesthetics of violence and machinery of war, and reflect upon the aftermath of war where hope emerges and lives are rebuilt.

A section of the exhibition focuses on the work of kennardphillipps made in response to the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

On show will be historical works alongside pieces by contemporary artists, featuring:

Terry Atkinson, Banksy, Barnbrook Design, Bob Barron, Ian Berry, Blek Le Rat, Muirhead Bone, Iftikhar Dadi, Nancy Davenport, Anthony Davies, Thomas Galler, Ori Gersht, Bita Ghezelayagh, Siobhán Hapaska, Peter Howson, Al Johnson, Ross Jones, Rosie Kay Dance Company, John Keane, Peter Kennard, Kennardphillipps, Eric Kennington, Laura Knight, Langlands & Bell, Nalini Malani, Raymond Mason, Locky Morris, Simon Norfolk, Cornelia Parker, Michael Peel, Jamal Penjweny, Matthew Picton, John Piper, William Roberts, Paul Seawright, Graham Sutherland, War Boutique.

Fri 25 January – Sun 7 July


Opening Hours :
Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Phone - 024 7683 2386
Email -
Address - Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP


The War Boutique will be showing at Bedlam, a Lazarides production in association with HTC


9th-21st October

Private View; 8th October 2012
Public Opening; 9th October 2012

Old Vic Tunnels,
Station Approach Road
London SE1 8SW

‘Material Matters’

The War Boutique will be showing as part of The Courtauld Institute of Art's
'East Wing Collection' biennial exhibition 'Material Matters' at Somerset House in London.

EWX Material Matters

20th January 2012 – July 2013

Private View; 20th January 2012
Public Opening; 21st January 2012

The Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House

‘Scope Miami 2011’

War Boutique will be exhibiting with Andipa Contemporary at:

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29 November - 4 December 2011
Booth B09 | SCOPE Pavilion
Wynwood Arts District | NE 1st Ave
(Midtown Blvd) @ NE 30th St Miami, FL 33127

FirstView For VIPs and Press:
Tuesday | Nov 29 | 4pm-8pm

General Admission Fair Hours:
Wed to Sat Nov 30 to Dec 3 11am to 7pm
Sun Dec 4 11am to 6pm

‘Crunch 2011’

War Boutique will be showing with Andipa Contemporary at Crunch 2011,
the art and philosophy festival at Hay, 18th-20th November

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‘Campfire presents Hamish Jenkinson & War Boutique’

Join us at 7pm, Thursday 17th November, at ditto's studio:
The Lighthouse, Canonbury Yard, 190 New North Road, N17BJ

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‘The Rise Of The Non-Conformists’

July 11th – August 19th The War Boutique will be showing at an open-air exhibition of contemporary street art.
Whitecross Street, London, EC1 (nearest tube- Old Street)
Party – Sat/Sun 23rd + 24th July

‘War Boutique Show’

From 9th June - 9th July The War Boutique will be showing in the Lower Gallery at:

Andipa Contemporary,

162 Walton Street,
Tel:020 7589 2371

Print Release: Privatised Pat

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Print Release: Boom

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‘shooting@earth’ by Peter Kennard + War Boutique

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Preview evening at Black Rat Projects, Thurs 5th May 2011,
Exhibition continues Friday 6th May 10-6pm and Saturday 7th May

Review by Patrick Nguyen of Arrested Motion, 10th May 2011