Monday 16 October 2023

Alertism - Ann Kopka

Welcome to the Alertism exhibition, featuring artistic and literary works that were inspired by the Emergency Alert test message that was sent to people with a mobile device on Sunday 23rd April at 3pm.

Ann Kopka was the poster artist for the 2019 Art of Caring exhibition and her visual themes always provide a graphic twist to CollectConnect exhibitions. Her submission for Alertism is no different. Here Ann represents the visual signals of semaphore using the hand-held flags method, but it can also be employed using rods, disks, paddles, or occasionally bare or gloved hands. I would think semaphore with paddles would be useful in this emergency. Our First Responder today is Robin Hutchinson, director of the Community Brain, and Honorary Freeman of Royal Borough of Kingston.

Ann Kopka

First Responder: Robin Hutchinson

“Not waving, but drowning”

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