Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller, for me, is one of our finest, most playful and engaging contemporary artists.  He is most famous for his reenactment of 'The Battle of Orgreave' , 'Sacrilege' his bouncy stone henge castle and 'Acid Brass' performances. Described as an English conceptual, video and installation artist, his show 'English Magic', which represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2013,  comes to Bristol:

Saturday 12 April to Sunday 21 September 2014. 

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Free

Footage from Mike Figgis documentary on art project by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller that re-enacted the pitched battle between miners and police during the 1984 miners strike.

Full documentary by Mike Figgis about Jeremy Deller's reenactment of the Battle of Orgreave, a crucial set-piece confrontation that took place during the Great Miners' Strike of 1984-5. "I believe the '84-'85 struggle isn't a closed book, that even though the mines or the miners have depreciated in number they're still here doing different professions or, whatever, different jobs, and the working class are still here.