QUIETBRITISHACCENT (QbA) is Sharon Gale and Jason Gale, an artist duo known for their #pennydrops, hand painted pre-decimal pennies left stuck to walls.
Ephemeral and democratic, their pennies feature contemporary messages on Victorian coins and are placed in the environment, offering a sometimes thought-provoking (sometimes not), intimate interaction for the passer-by. Each penny is documented in its location with a photograph which becomes part of the artwork.
Language is important to the duo and their love of the vernacular can be seen on the pennies, which often touch upon the themes of change and value.
Trained at Technical Colleges in Graphic Design and Fashion & Textiles, the couple began working together as a duo in 2011. Their work has attracted the attention of Time Out, The Guardian & Cool Hunting. QbA exhibit regularly and held a three-month residency at Elements Gallery London in 2017. They have taken part in the annual Art Car Boot Fair for the past seven years and have worked on various commissions and workshops.
Work can be purchased from:
Atom Gallery, London N16
The Burton, Bideford, Devon
Upfest Gallery, Bristol
Underdog Gallery, London SE1
Well Hung Gallery, London N1
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