The John & Yoko Drawings


The John & Yoko Drawings is an ongoing series of (wall) drawings based on a poster made by John Lennon and Yoko Ono for their peace campaign in the early seventies: ‘WAR IS OVER! if you want it, Love and Peace from John & Yoko’. The drawings address a range of social, political and cultural issues and the first was made shortly after taking part in the exhibition Peace, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich, Switzerland, 1999-2000.


The most recent drawings focus on assisted suicide, loss, memory and material culture. These were made for the exhibition projects LIFE IS OVER! if you want it, and The Museum of Loss and Renewal. Discursive environments for production, presentation and reflection on issues of life and death housed projections, objects, wall drawings, historical artworks borrowed from collections, public studios, events programmes and seminars. Practice, research and teaching merged in projects that grew out of a personal experience of assisted suicide.



LIFE IS OVER! if you want it


The Museum of Loss and Renewal: Loss becomes Object


The Museum of Loss and Renewal: Object becomes Subject


Supported by The National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council, Creative Scotland, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Research, University of Dundee, The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.

Multiple venues and locations since 2000 including

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich, Switzerland, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, the Netherlands and Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee  


Ongoing series of (wall) drawings addressing a range of social, political and cultural issues

THE JOHN &

YOKO DRAWINGS