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Vince Laws is a poet, artist, performer, campaigner. He writes poetry, performs poetry and makes visual poetry, paintings, collage, posters, film, installations and recordings: “As an artist, I define what art is. As a poet, I define what a poem is. If my art can be anything from a painting to a concept, so can my poetry. I am a poem.”

The B.Right.On Festival – February 2013

5 December 2012

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So here’s how it happened. I went into a cafe in Brighton where I used to clean the floors and asked for an art exhibition. The owner liked my work but said it was too political for his business. A friend knew someone who knew someone at the Jubilee Library – I got offered an exhibition there next February. I’m going to paint BANNED across the main window in dripping blood. In the foyer exhibition space there’ll be some of my visual poems, and giant speech bubbles from...

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Human - first and foremost

22 January 2014

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photo of the artist Vince Laws holding a large canvas of a green figure reaching out across a red background

Late last year I was commissioned to produce a visual piece based on my poem 'Human'. I had no idea what the end result would be. I was told to do what I wanted.  I started by re-reading the poem with the commission in mind. The commissioner had said how he liked the way my work contains layers, and how the phrase 'human first and foremost' resonated.  I was struck by how well another phrase from the poem, 'such a fuck off fabulous host' suited the...

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Dandifest the Movie

10 October 2014

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photo of Ann Young being photographed on an iPad in front of a piece of artwork that says

The Norwich Dandies are delighted to release Dandifest the Movie, today, World Mental Health Day.

Dandifest took place in Norwich from 28 April - 10 May 2014.

Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.

Please share and enjoy!

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