Now available to view free on Vimeo, “Art Party" is a collaboration between director Tim Newton and artist Bob and Roberta Smith. Part documentary, part road movie and part political fantasy, the “Art Party" feature film champions the importance of art and its place in education and modern politics.
'a clever, bonkers mix of documentary, performance art and hilarious dramatisation'
'the protest doc as purposeful pop-art collage'
'a plea for change by way of an episode of The Comic Strip Presents'
This unique and provocative film stars John Voce as Michael Grove MP and Julia Rayner as his parliamentary aide, featuring work and comment by artists Cornelia Parker, John Smith, Haroon Mirza, Jeremy Deller, Jessica Voorsanger and many others. With original music by Flame Proof Moth, the Ken Ardley Playboys and The F*cks.
Produced in collaboration with Crescent Arts and the Cass School of Art, distributed with assistance from the Cornerhouse Cinema, Manchester. Released 2014.