The Battle of Orgreave (An Injury to One is an Injury to All) is included in a group exhibition at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield titled Hope is Strong. The show explores the power of art to question the world we live in. Jeremy Deller's research archive and film chronicles his recreation of the confrontation between miners and police in South Yorkshire in 1984. This installation is exhibited alongside works by other politically motivated artists such as Ai Weiwei, Mona Hatoum, Goshka Macuga and Keith Piper.
10:00 - 17:00, Monday - Saturday
11:00 - 16:00, Sunday and Bank Holidays
(The gallery will close at 16:00 on 8 March for a fundraising event. The Gallery will be closed on 13 March for staff training)
Millennium Gallery is fully accessible for visitors. For more information on acces at Millennium Gallery.
The Battle of Orgreave Archive (An Injury to One is an Injury to All) is in The Artangel Collection. Since its initial presentation, the work has been re-presented several times, including installations at John Hansard Gallery in Southampton in 2013, at Modern Art Oxford in the spring of 2015 and at Tate Britain in the summer of 2015.
Jeremy Deller was selected as part of the 1999 Open call for proposals from Artangel. He went on to contribute to Hearts of Darkness, part of A Room for London in 2012, and is now the current Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Deller is a celebrated British artist who makes politically and socially-charged performance works. He was born in London and studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Deller received the Turner Prize in 2004, and his show at Tate Britain included documentation of The Battle of Orgreave, as well as the installation Memory Bucket, 2003, a documentary about Crawford, Texas – the hometown of George W Bush – and the siege in nearby Waco. In 2007, Deller was appointed a Trustee of Tate.
Much of Deller’s work involves collaboration with individuals and groups of people. Acid Brass, 1997, was a series of concerts and a recording by the Williams Fairey Band playing brass band interpretations of classic acid house anthems. The Uses of Literacy, 1999, was an exhibition of writing and artwork made by fans of the rock band The Manic Street Preachers. And, with artist Alan Kane, Deller initiated Folk Archive, an ongoing project that investigates the state of contemporary folk art in the United Kingdom. In late 2006, Deller instigated The Bat House Project, an architectural competition open to the public for a bat house on the outskirts of London.
Mike Figgis is a British film-maker, writer, composer and photographer who made his feature film debut with Stormy Monday in 1988. His other work includes the Hollywood thriller Internal Affairs, the Oscar-winning Leaving Las Vegas and the experimental split-screen drama Time Code.