Keep Floors and Passages Clear is the culmination of a project curated by the artist and curator Tom Godfrey. Running from November 2008 to March 2011, the project was a response to a poster produced by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), which Godfrey first encountered in the foyer of the Nottingham arts venue One Thoresby Street. The RoSPA poster featured an illustration of a man tripping over a pile of boxes, under which were the words ‘Keep Floors and Passages Clear’.
Godfrey invited a number of artists to produce a single A1 piece of artwork, which were then mounted in an identical manner to poster and displayed next to it at One Thoresby Street. Each time a piece of work was replaced it would become part of a portfolio of work that could be viewed on request at One Thoresby Street.
- Artwork Details:
- Material description: Original RoSPA safety poster within aluminium snap-frame and wall
mounted poster rack containing 20 works on paper by 20 individual artists. mediums include c-type print; pen; acrylic paint, gloss paint; collage; screen print.
- Credit line: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artists.
- Medium: Installation
- Accession number: ACC3/2014