Miners strikes, blackouts, glam rock, acid house, It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq; themes of post-industrial change in Britain and the unpredictability of making work in the public realm are brought together and discussed by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller.

Jeremy Deller Public Art Now

Jeremy Deller delivers his Sunday service lecture to a packed audience in The John Wesley Chapel, Bristol – photo by Max McClure

Over the past two decades, Deller’s extraordinary artworks and projects have sparked unexpected conversations, and collaborations, inspired by English history of the recent past.

For the first in a series of live events for Public Art Now, brought to you in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas, Deller hosted and inspired a packed out audience in the historic New Room – John Wesley’s Chapel, Bristol, challenging us to think about where, when and how art takes.

You can watch his extraordinary ‘Sunday service’ public lecture in full below.

Nb. To get straight to the lecture you will need to skip the player ahead to 5 mins 30. This is because the screencast footage is an unedited duplicate of the live broadcast.

This event took place on Sunday 4th May 2014 in the historic New Room – John Wesley’s Chapel as part of the new Bristol Art Weekender which was streamed exclusively by This Is Tomorrow.

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