High visibility for Invisible Art gags

June 26, 2012 in Events, Links, News

Invisible art cartoon © Bill Stott

Invisible Art cartoons © Bill Stott @

Invisible art cartoon by Bill Stott

You may have, er, seen features and reviews in the media about the Invisible Art exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London.

The cartoonist and member Bill Stott was so amused by the concept that he fired off a batch of gags to the South Bank gallery, despite the fact that, bar the odd show by surely-he-is-a-cartoonist-really David Shrigley, it is not generally known as an exhibitor of cartoons.

But credit is due to the Hayward, it has put them on its blog and described them as “One of our favourite responses to the ‘Invisible’ exhibition”. Could this be the start of the neglected art of cartooning making in-roads into a “proper” art gallery. Perhaps, though we note with interest that the site refers to Bill as a “painter” rather than a cartoonist …

Click here to see all of the cartoons.

3 responses to High visibility for Invisible Art gags

  1. Excellent – lovely stuff, Bill.I went along to the Invisible show a few days ago and really enjoyed it. Neither po-faced nor a p*ss-take – very witty for the most part and quite thought provoking. The title ‘Invisible’ is a bit of a misnomer in some cases – ‘unvisible’ or ‘intangible’ might have been more accurate, as most (though not all) of the pieces are right there to see. But I was pleasantly surprised by it.

  2. Great gags. Love the invisible ink one. 

  3. Excellent gags, Mr Stott.

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