The Age of Herd Impunity
"This was all cut by hand from scrap bits of wood, one was the backing from a cheap frame that's had glass smashed and the rest was bits left over from the surface of a skateboard ramp I built a few years ago.
Not sure if this makes it a woodcut or not.
This is quite possibly the first landscape poster / print I have ever made."
This print is a comment by the artist on the UK government's widely reported tactic of managing the Covid-19 crisis by attempting to induce heard immunity in the population and their apparent impunity from the repercussions of such a policy.
Edition of 20.
Woodblock relief print on 170gsm Munken Polar Rough.
Nick Loaring has been printing since his first experiments with a photocopier aged 13. Following a youth producing fanzines and an art college education alongside much time spent skateboarding and making music he became a graphic designer. His love for letterpress started in the late 1990s when he stumbled across some vintage wooden type in a shop in North Yorkshire.
Thinking of buying an original print priced at £100 or above*?
We are members of Own Art, a national scheme funded by Arts Council England that makes it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary art.
Own Art allows you to spread the cost of a purchase of an original artwork over 10 months with an interest free loan. With so many works of art to choose from, you could start a collection of your own today from as little as £10 per month.
To help explain the scheme, here are our answers to some frequently asked questions:
What can I buy?
Own Art loans are available in our gallery for the purchase of contemporary art and craft by living artists. That means you can choose more or less anything you want from paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, to glassware, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.
How much can I borrow?
Own Art loans allow you to borrow from as little as £100 up to a maximum of £2,500 for the purchase of works of art by living artists.
How do I apply?
After you've found something in our gallery or online that you love, speak with a member of staff who can talk you through your options on 0191 2617000. You are able to pay a deposit with Own Art to lower your monthly costs although this is not necessary and the loan can cover framing if you wish. The best option is to visit the gallery if you would like to proceed with an Own Art application where a member of our team will take you through the loan application process. You will need to bring proof of ID, address and signature - a driving licence is ideal or a utility bill and credit or debit card. The application process usually takes 10-15 mins following which you'll get an instant decision so you can take the work home on the same day.
For more information visit the Own Art website.
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* £100 minimum spend can include the price of the frame.