General Election Archives - Arts & Collections

The Commission of Election Art

As the release of the commissioned art for the U.K.’s general election approaches, we take a look at the previous works that have marked these historic political moments. Since 2001––the year the general election pitted Tony Blair, William Hague and Charles Kennedy against each other––the government has commissioned an artist to follow the campaigns of the differing parties in order to create an official piece of artwork to document the significant historical event. This year...

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