Peter Giles' Survival Badge Collection: A Three Stage Guide To The Impending Free Fancy Dress Trade Collapse, are a series of three digital illustrations and a digital animation. The series was commissioned by RUNG [East Bristol Contemporary. UK] for 0.2 the publication and digital project Protect & Survive with other artists including Chris Alton and curated by Yasmine Rex. The collective works respond to the British governments Protect and Survive public information series on civil defence, produced during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Intended to inform the public on how to protect themselves during a nuclear attack, via a mixture of pamphlets, radio broadcasts and public information films. Originally intended for distribution in the event of a national emergency, the series provoked so much intense public interest that the pamphlets were authorised for general release.

 PETER GILES' SURVIVAL BADGE COLLECTION: A THREE STAGE GUIDE TO THE IMPENDING FREE FANCY DRESS TRADE COLLAPSE | 

 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION. ANIMATION & AUDIO | 

 2018-19 

RUNG 0.2 Protect & Survive 2019

RUNG is a grassroots project which aims to support emerging artists in print and online, using these platforms to give artists an alternative 'gallery' space. rung issue 1 is a tabloid style newsprint publication with an accompanying website, both of which launched in 2018.

RUNG 0.2 is stocked at Arebyte, Arnolfini, Eastside Projects, Elysium Gallery, Exeter Phoenix, FACT, Fruit Market, g39, Good Press, Karst, Plymouth Arts Centre, Mission Gallery, Modern Art Oxford, Mostyn, Phoenix Brighton, Serf, Spike Island, Subsidiary Projects and Turf.

 RUNG 0.2 PROTECT & SURVIVE  | 

 GIF ANIMATION & AUDIO | 

 2019 

RUNG 0.2 Protect & Survive 2019

This is a public services bulletin.

Curator | Yasmine Rix

Artists | Jonathan Kelham | Isobel Manley | Parham Ghalmander | Alessandra Sampalean | Chris Alton | Abigail Charlesworth | Alison Lam

By responding to a fictional or realistic existential catastrophe, this curation exhibits a series of approaches by several artists in communicating instructions to the general public, as inspired by the late protect and survive bulletins issued by the uk government in the 70s and early 80s.

Images, GIF and Selected Text courtesy of East Bristol Contemporary, RUNG and Yasmine Rex.

© Jonathan Kelham | 2019.