Art Raid thrilled critics and participants in Dublin, Glasgow and Kinsale, provoking them to leave their morals at the door and steal from an artist.
“It offers an unforgettable glimpse of the dark underbelly of the human psyche, where – even in a game – need and damage can morph in seconds into blind acquisitiveness and criminality.”
– Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
“Will St Leger injects a fresh perspective on theatre, blurring the distinctions not just between art and performance but also between actor and audience, creating a unique and creative experience.”
– British Theatre Guide
Art Raid – Was for people who love art but hated paying for it!
Art Raid was a rare visual happening, an exhibition where the audience was invited to steal the art on display. Taking a stab at your moral compass, Irish stencil artist Will St Ledger presented a rogue show of contemporary street art in an unconventional setting. Paranoia set in as you entered a world of security guards, surveillance cameras and agent provocateurs. Rumours abound that there was going to be a free-for-all of the art during the night. Tension mounts as everyone waited for something to happen. The alarm sounded…what would you do? Grab and run?
A rare gem of guerilla theatre that thrilled critics and participants in Dublin, provoking them to leave their morals at the door and steal from an artist. Art Raid was first presented as part of the 2007 Dublin Fringe Festival, it then went on to The Arches in Glasgow, on April 15th & 16th 2008 and had two showings at Kinsale Arts Week, Cork on July 15th & 16th 2008.
Concept & Pieces by: Will St. Leger
Produced by: Jennifer Jennings