"A painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war" — Pablo Picasso

From Picasso’s Guernica to the poems of Wilfred Owen, Homer’s epics to the photography of Robert Capa, artists have always exposed, and responded to armed conflict.

Taking an innovative and varied approach to the commemoration of conflicts with a broadprogramme of commissions, the MolinoGroup’s Residency asks questions about how we come to terms with conflicts as humans and artists now, and how we respond: is art ever more than a panacea? Can it be a weapon? These questions ring out in November of the WW1 centenary year.

Accompanying the main show, [ Roland : a collage ], other performances and events will include: reviving Desert, our play about Chelsea Manning, WikiLeaks whistleblower; a new one man play exploring one man’s experience in contemporary conflict, Much Further Out Than You Thought; a curated visual art exhibition in the Bike Shed Theatre Bar; scratch performances from emerging South West companies New Model Theatre and Squiffy Cabaret. There will also be music, including a closing ‘Blitz’ Party, as well as a special, soon-to-be-announced performance on 11th November.

For further information regarding the [ art : weapon ] season, visit the MolinoGroup website.

the MolinoGroup - [ art : weapon ]

the MolinoGroup - [ art : weapon ] season
Performance Schedule

New Diorama Theatre, London


Sun 2nd November, 7pm - Desert

Residency @ Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter


Tue 4th, 7.30pm - [ art : weapon ] launch event

Wed 5th, 7.30pm - Desert

Thu 6th, 7.30pm - [ Roland : a collage ]

Fri 7th, 7.30pm - Desert

Sat 8th, 2pm - Much Further Out Than You Thought

Sat 8th, 7.30pm - [ Roland : a collage ]

Tue 11th, 7.30pm – [ art : weapon ] Remembrance Day event

Wed 12th, 7.30pm - [ Roland : a collage ]

Thu 13th, 7.30pm - [ Roland : a collage ]

Fri 14th, 7.30pm - [ Roland : a collage ]

Sat 15th, 2pm – Much Further Out Than You Thought

Sat 15th, 7.30pm - [ Roland : a collage ]

Tue 18th, 7.30pm – [ art : weapon ] South West companies double bill

Wed 19th, 7.30pm - [ Roland : a collage ]

Thu 20th, 7.30pm – Much Further Out Than You Thought

Fri 21st, 7.30pm - [ Roland : a collage ]

Sat 22nd, 2pm – [ art : weapon ] South West companies double bill

Sat 22nd, 7.30pm - [ Roland : a collage ] & Blitz Party!