Thank you for all your support and love for ‘You, Me & Cold War Steve’. Sadly all exhibitions around the world are on hold until we can all get back outside again. Please note that there is now no set end date for the exhibition, so once all the venues are back up and running, when the time is right and when is all is safe and well locally within your community, then the exhibitions will hopefully all run as previously planned. No rush.
Stay safe until then, support each other, love your NHS, all the care workers and other people keeping the country running out there. They are absolute heroes.
In the meantime we’ll be launching an online version of the exhibition on coldwarsteve.com
‘You, Me & Cold War Steve – The International Interactive Pandemic-Proofed Exhibition of the People’
Launches April 1st for the duration. Join us then.
YOU, ME & COLD WAR STEVE
In the spring of 2020 Cold War Steve is launching his new exhibition project and this time it’s hopefully going to be worldwide, with your help.
The follow up to the hit debut ’A Brief History of the World (1953-2018)’ is a high resolution, free to download and display exhibition for the people. The entire exhibition will be hosted on a public link for anyone to download and put up anywhere they choose. The exhibition could run in your local library, a pub, front room, back garden, doctors surgery, music venue . . or even a gallery.
23 CWS classics and future classics will be available via coldwarsteve.com from 12:04pm on Feb 1 2020. The exhibition pack will include a poster template to promote your exhibition, some basic guidelines for print but no set rules. Curate your own exhibition in any order and any size, print locally and spread the word!
We encourage the use of local places where people can gather safely to see the work together, ideally social and creative spaces but anywhere that people can enjoy and discuss the artwork, explain who Alan Brazil is to the younger viewers, debate the inclusion of Shipman and West, and of course spot Cilla. Adequate fun for the whole community.
We have announced a CWS fund-raising exhibition poster edition – find out more here and request some to be sent to your location!
‘You, Me and Cold War Steve – The International Exhibition of the People’ will run from April 1st to May 1st 2020 in as yet to be decided locations!
To get involved all you need to do is download the files, find a space, promote the exhibition and let us know so we can help and maybe even visit!
Confirmed locations so far A-Z . .
Aberdeen – The Bonnymuir Green
Battersea – Eagle Ale House
Bedford – The Place Theatre
Birmingham – Fircroft College
Bradford – Everywhen the school of
Brighton – Lock In
Bristol – Friendly Records
Coventry – Fargo Village
Cricklewood – Ashford Place
Derby – University Hospital Library
Doncaster – Doncaster Brewery & Tap
Exeter – Artwork Exeter
Falklands – Falkland College
Fulbeck – Mannakin HQ
Glasgow – Outwith
Hastings – The Marina Fountain
Hayfield – The Packhorse
Hebden Bridge – Trades Club
Hinckley – Hinckley College
Issaquah, Washington State, USA
Kinghorn – Kinghorn Library Renewed
Leeds – Headrow House
Liverpool – Cunard Building, Liverpool sounds City
Liverpool – Smithdown Social Club
Liverpool – Threshold Festival
London – University of Westminster
London – The Social
Los Angeles, USA – Cock N Bull Pub
Madrid, Spain – Madrid Complutense University
Manchester – Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester – Electrik
Manchester – The Miners
Margate – Resort Studios
Norwich – Open Norwich
Penzance – Jupiter Gallery
Peterborough – The Bumble Inn
Preston – The Larder
Preston – The Palace cinema
Reading – Tutu’s Ethiopian Table
Shewsbury – Oil and Dough
Sri Lanka – Sion Surf
St Neots – Art & Soul Cafe
Upper Beeding, West Sussex
Warrington – Pyramid Arts Centre
Weston-super-mare – University Centre Weston
Weston Super Mare – Loves Cafe
Widemouth Bay – Beach House Hotel
Widnes – The Studio Loose
Ynyshir, Wales – The Workers Gallery
York – The Crooked Tap
York – Holgate Gallery
Cold War Steve aka Christopher Spencer is an artist from Birmingham, England who specialises in surreal, satirical and hilarious collages originally made on his phone and iPad. Since 2016 Cold War Steve’s Twitter account with almost daily posts has been a lifeline to many in these dark times with his following increasing by the day. Three solo exhibitions, two books with Thames & Hudson, commissions for the National Galleries of Scotland and the Whitworth in Manchester, a giant billboard installation at Glastonbury Festival and an international TIME magazine cover have all followed in the last year.
The Cold War Steve Office