About the Project

Students from New College Swindon have been given the opportunity to take part in the Make Art Not War programme, designed for young people across the country. The programme forms part of the World War 1 centenary art commissions project and New College has been named as one of the ten ‘Leadership Colleges’ to take part.

14-18 NOW is the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. Working with arts and heritage partners all across the UK, they have commissioned new artworks from 420 contemporary artists, musicians, film makers, designers and performers, inspired by the period 1914-18.

Contemporary artist, Bob and Roberta Smith is leading the Make Art Not War project and invites students to make new work in response to the bold provocation, ‘what does peace mean to you?’ As part of the project, New College will also work with appointed artist, Katie Ackrill. Katie was a former New College student herself and now is now a freelance curator and art journalist.