“As an artist much of my work is developed through collaborations with other creative makers. I also spend much time working to ensure that other artists have secure and safe working conditions, supportive contracts and fair remuneration for their work. I consider artists resale royalties to be part of these basic rights, not just an ‘add on’ in certain circumstances. Let us remember, when an art work is sold we do not just buy the physical object, we are also making a connection with the original creative maker. If it is acknowledged that a healthy artistic community creates significant economic and social benefits to a nation, it is vital that artists are properly and regularly paid back through that creative economy. This is not just for artists in a particular city or country, this can only be fairly and effectively administered as an international artist’s right”.
"Rice Pavilion. 2007 (collaborative project with the Edible Construction Company)" © Chris Biddlecombe
Portrait : © Chris Biddlecombe