Fight War Not Wars : The Art of Crass
1, June 2016 - 18, June 2016


exhibition and related events celebrating the ultimate proponents of the DIY punk ethic

Formed in 1977, Crass were the ultimate proponents of the DIY punk ethic. They ran their own record label, produced elaborate fold-out record sleeves and posters, spray-painted graffiti messages around London, distributed zines and booklets at gigs and were famous for their formidable live performances. Questions about the band were raised in parliament and they remained a thorn in the side of the establishment up to - and beyond - their break-up in 1984.

This exhibition from Interact includes records, posters, prints, videos, books and other items. Thought-provoking, confrontational, angry and beautiful in equal measures, the art of Crass remains as important now as it was almost four decades ago.

The exhibition is in our Lightbox gallery space. June 1-18:

Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm

Open late Wednesday 1st June and Friday 10th June

Open 12pm - 10pm Saturday 18th June


Recent work by members of Crass will also be on show and the exhibition will be accompanied by a number of live events:

Exhibition opening & website launch

Wednesday 1 June 6-10pm, free


Penny Rimbaud & Louise Elliott

The cobblestones of love - a lyrical rewrite of 'Yes Sir, I will'

Friday 10 June 8-10pm, £10 including booklet


D.I.Y. + Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life

Saturday 18 June, 12pm-11pm - daytime free, evening (8-10pm) £8

Grays cafe-bar will be open


For the latest information and to book on the events, visit The Art of Crass website

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