This work was part of The House of Fairy Tales
, an exhibition for a community arts group founded by artists Gavin Turk and Deborah Curtis. Featuring artists such as Rachel Whiteread, Sir Peter Blake, and Cornelia Parker, the project’s aim was ‘child-centred art for all ages’. Smith’s woodcut on paper recounts a childhood memory, made all the more engaging by the child-like mix of upper and lower case, irregular spacing and back-to-front letters.
Bob and Roberta Smith
I was Hansel in the School Play
Date of work
Original: Woodcut on paper 257 x 323 mm © Bob and Roberta Smith
Bob and Roberta Smith is the pseudonym of British contemporary artist, author and musician Patrick Brill (born 1963). An outspoken art education advocate, the idea that political campaigns are actually extended art works is central to their work, and they are best known for their ‘slogan’ art in the form of painted signs.