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The Etiquette Of the Arms Trade


The UK and US regularly sell weapons to repressive regimes. How are these deals legitimised?  Jill Gibbon uses drawing and performance to research the etiquette of the arms trade. Her research has reached a global audience through international press coverage, a book, articles, and exhibitions in Berlin, Belfast, Bradford and Bristol.  It has impacted on the public understanding of the arms industry by revealing how arms deals are presented as respectable.  It has contributed to change in the cultural sector through a successful campaign against arms company sponsorship of a major arts festival, the Great Exhibition of the North.

Dr Jill Gibbon

A stress ball bomb