Save the arts in the UK is a campaign lead by British organisations and artists to raise awareness and encourage people to sign a petition against the proposed 25% cut in government funding of the arts, to be decided next month.

As said in their own website: “It has taken 50 years to create a vibrant arts culture in Britain that is the envy of the world. We the undersigned appeal to the government not to slash arts funding and risk destroying this long-term achievement and the social and economic benefits it brings to all.”

Meanwhile, each week, the work of a different artist will be released on their website.

Follow up the news and works and sign a petition here: http://savethearts-uk.blogspot.com/

This week we can see the Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger’s work. He took a version of one of Turner’s most famous paintings and torn the heart out of it, as an mathaphore for what will happen with the UK arts if the government goes ahead with the funding cuts.

By Turner, the Fighting Temeraire

By Mark Wallinger, Reckless

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