Player's Past

Player's Past

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I had a really interesting meeting yesterday, with Kate and Indu from the city’s Strategic Tobacco Control Group.  I asked them to come and have a look at some of our material and advise on how best to go about displaying the adverts, without them being seen as an advert for cigarettes by gallery visitors.  A true challenge, I’m sure you’ll all agree.

Not surprisingly they were wary about being seen as supporting any  such display, but they were really friendly and practical in their support.  They understand the need to tell the story of this important firm and how vital it once was to Nottingham, but are keen for us to make careful selections and not send out the wrong type of message.

So the more historic the better, which fits with the remit of seeing adverts as art.  The hand drawn adverts really ended in the 1960s, so hopefully by not showing anything less than 40 years old people will be able to view them in a historic context.  The finished result will require a very delicate balancing act – hopefully one that will educate and not offend.

 
 

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