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Current / Recent activity:
Paint by Numbers – Friday 20th May – Thurs 26th May
Courtyard Café, Newcastle University – Old Library Building, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU.
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Paint by Numbers poses the question “Which currency is more valuable – Time or Money?” From there the exhibition explores connecting themes, including understandings of wealth, labour, and if free time should be a human right.
During the exhibition, the artist will be working in the space, painting the posters that are on display. He will record the number of hours he spends doing this and use the current minimum wage and Real Living Wage to calculate the value of his labour and the posters.
For more information about the project can be found here.
I have written a blog post for the UBI Lab Network about how the pandemic, and subsequent lockdowns, have changed perceptions on which activities are valued in society and how we could live differently if we all received a Basic Income. You can read the blog here.
I will be taking part in a webinar with Sarath Davala from India Network for Basic Income. I will outline what Basic Income is, along with the key arguments for and against it, using my art projects to do this.
Sarath will present evidence from pilot studies in India that he was involved in. Then he will discuss situation that has been caused by Covid-19 and the call for a global Emergency Basic Income.
The installation photograph also includes work by Carole McCourt.
TIFA Working Studios, Pune, India
What is basic income? “…an income paid unconditionally to individuals regardless of their family or household relationships, regardless of other incomes, and regardless of their past, present, or future employment status.” *
The idea of Basic Income has been around for a long time but in recent years it has moved from the fringes of political discussion into the mainstream with supporters on both the left and the right of politics.
Artist, Toby P Lloyd, will give an overview of the Basic Income movement, discussing the different interpretations of the policy and outlining the arguments for and against them. He will draw on his own PhD research and art projects along with the work of others, including results from pilot studies that were carried out by UNICEF in Madhya Pradesh, India between 2010-13.
Full details and tickets can be found here
* Phillippe Van Parijs, Arguing for Basic Income: Ethical Foundations for Radical Reform (1992)
Past Projects / Events –
The Everyday Political group exhibition curated by George Vasey @ CGP Gallery, London
Between Eating and Sleeping @ The NewBridge Project, Gateshead: Monday 12th –
Saturday 24th March, 2018
Between Eating and Sleeping @ Gallery II, University of Bradford: Monday 26th –
Friday 3rd March, 2018
When is a pub not a pub? or Do we need a new public house? workshop at MIMA – Housing Study Day, November 25th, 2017
The Last Hour! exhibition and events programme at Collective, Edinburgh, September 22nd – November 5th, 2017