Each year we invite stars of the art world to take over an edition of The Big Issue. They bring a wholly different perspective. They encourage us to view the world differently.
Frequently the artists bring friends and associates to tackle a theme. The results have always been fascinating.
This time round, James Golding and Mike Snelle, The Connor Brothers, approach from a different angle.
They look at where Britain is just now. Post-Brexit, post-Covid, in a time of identity politics, uncertain futures for many and what feels like closing borders, they offer a different view of a potentially better nation.
They bring together art they have been creating that focuses on fascinating emerging and established names across sport, culture, campaigning and social change. It’s a glorious collection that you’re not going to get anywhere else but The Big Issue.
The Connor Brothers have been through the mill. They come not to bury Britain but to praise it
The Connor Brothers don’t come at things from an entitled ivory tower, closed off from the hard realities of lives as they are lived. They have been through the mill themselves. There is no aloof sneering, rather a celebration of possibilities. They come not to bury Britain but to praise it.