We have a dysfunctional monetary system, whereby 97% of money is created through the digital issuing of debt by commercial banks, yet after 10 years of government bailouts these institutions are still not meeting the nations lending needs. And, are at a key point in history with: the global debt to GDP ratio now higher than it was in 2008, increasing both global inequality and political volatility; and de-centralised programmable currencies such as bitcoin, as well as local currencies such as the Bristol Pound, challenging the status quo.

Ten years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, I am producing an exhibition in collaboration with CoResist collective bringing together work which explores the monetary, banking and financial system. The exhibition will take place in the Hamilton House gallery in Bristol between the 13th and 19th of September and will bring together a diversity of 
artwork produced over the past decade. 

Image above: BankRun at the Plymouth Art Weekender 2017


Exhibitors:  Jane Lawson / Darren Cullen / Lee Devonish / Mary Millner



Opening:  Friday the 14th of September, Hamilton House, at 6:00pm. See FB link.



Related Event:  Tuesday the 18th of September, 8:00pm, at Hamilton House we are hosting a talk with brilliant economist Tony Greenham, about the production of money and rise in local banking. See FB link. Buy tickets here.



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Why is this exhibition needed?

“So what is to be done by the forces of good - progressive forces - to stabilise the global financial system and restore employment, political stability and social justice?
First, we need wider public understanding of where money comes from and how the financial system operates”
- Ann Pettifor (2017), The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers, Verso