What are British values? Can British values be taught, or explained? Join banner maker artist Ed Hall to create an eye-catching collaborative banner in response to the British Folk Art exhibition. Bring the street into the gallery by taking the large-scale finished banner on a procession through Tate Britain, in a quest to explore the social, political and personal values that are most important to you today.
Ed Hall started making banners for trade unions and campaigns in 1984. More recently this work has included working for artists, in particular Jeremy Deller, who uses collaboration in staging large exhibitions on social themes. An example is the five banners made for Jeremy Deller’s exhibition at the 2014 Venice Biennale.
The designs for the banners are agreed after consultation. The banners are hand made, stitched and painted, and aim to reflect the proud history and independence of trade unions. They are for the street and must catch the eye. They try and reflect history and the struggles which have made our contemporary world.
Tate Labs are part of Circuit, a national programme connecting 15–25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.