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Background

text_img‘We Occupy’ was founded in 2003 by Darren Firth, and has since cultivated its own place within the art/design scene, earning great acclaim from artists, collectors and the creative press; 14 years on, with 170+ commissions, 6 international exhibitions and 1 publication under it’s belt, it’s focus and international appeal has never been stronger.

What started from humble beginnings has now evolved into a global platform, actively pushing artist collaboration through a variety of publications and events, becoming a great source for original art, limited edition prints and other special projects.

Working outside the traditional gallery format means that ‘We Occupy’ remains flexible as a concept; not confined to a dedicated gallery space or a definitive style or genre gives us the freedom to approach each project individually. We take great pride in the curation of our inventory and are actively involved in the commissioning process from start to finish, building personal relationships with the artists we represent.

Our ongoing focus is to continually commission and collaborate with some of the the worlds leading creatives; hand picking both recognised and emerging talent to create exhibitions and exclusive editions for an audience that seeks original and contemporary art.

Contributors

  • Founder & Curator
    Darren Firth
    iamsane.co.uk
  • Techincal
    Eric Cheung
    yourservice.today
  • Authors
    HelloVon(UK)
    DR.ME(UK)
    Melvin Galapon(UK)
    Greg Eason(UK)

Project Catalogue

  • 2008
    Prj.04b
    Now Showing

    The lost "art" of the film poster Barcelona

  • 2008
    Prj.04a
    Now Showing

    The lost "art" of the film poster London

  • 2007
    Prj.03c
    Two Faced

    Changing Face of Portraiture London

  • 2007
    Prj.03b
    Two Faced

    Changing Face of Portraiture Hong Kong

  • 2007
    Prj.03a
    Two Faced

    Changing Face of Portraiture Hong Kong

  • 2005
    Prj.02a
    Remixed

    A project by WIWP London

  • 2004
    Prj.01a
    Unplugged

    A project by WIWP London

Selected Press
(Inc. Online + Offline)

  • [1]
    Dr Me
    General

    “A constantly invigorating shot of original inspiration; served up within an impeccably designed website, brimming with incredible artwork for your walls, your eyes and your soul.”

  • [2]
    Creative Review
    Two Faced

    “Two Faced thus, is not simply a collection of snapshots, or images to be downloaded and subsequently discarded, but an art project that celebrates the notion of cultural exchange as well as the talents of some of the most in-demand image makers of our time.”

  • [3]
    Site Inspire
    General

    “I’ve been a keen follower of We Occupy since I learnt of Darren’s outstanding eye for curation; It has often introduced me to the work of designers and artists who would have never been on my radar. I’m excited for the future of We Occupy and it’s unsurprisingly stunning new website."

  • [4]
    Computer Arts
    General

    “As meteoric rises go We Occupy’s ascent of the design/art community has been truly stellar.“

  • [5]
    Design Taxi
    Two Faced

    “Two Faced provided a brilliant insight of modern portraiture by today's most current image makers.”

  • [6]
    Hellovon
    Two Faced

    “For Darren to have pulled off this project is a massive achievement in itself, but to have done it with such style and finesse only goes to show just how good people should be - an inspiration."

Frequently asked

  • My product turned up damaged, what happens now?

    In the event of goods arriving damaged, please notify us immediately, making sure you retain the product and packing and we will advise on the appropriate course of action. Royal Mail will be responsible for addressing and compensating the damage claim.

  • Do you accept refunds?

    In the unlikely event that you are not satisfied with your artwork(s), you may return it to us within 7 working days, in its original condition/packaging for a refund or a replacement. To do so, simply email darren@weoccupy.co.uk and we will provide you with a returns address.

    Shipping charges on returned merchandise are at the customer’s expense and we recommend registered post, as we will not be responsible for goods lost or damaged in transit. Postage will only be refunded if goods are faulty or an error has been made on our part.

  • How long will my delivery take?

    We are a small team and endeavour to dispatch orders as quickly as possible; Once dispatched, we will send you an email to confirm it’s in transit

    For deliveries within the UK: 
    Please allow 3-5 working days from the postage confirmation date.
    If your order has not arrived after 7 working days please contact us.

    For deliveries to Europe:
    Please allow up to 7-12 working days (depending on the destination), from the postage confirmation date.
    If your order has not arrived after 15 working days please contact us.

    For deliveries to US/Canada:
    Please allow up to 10-20 working days from the postage confirmation date.
    If your order has not arrived after 23 working days please contact us.

    For deliveries to the rest of world:
    Please allow up to 20-30 working days (depending on the destination), from the postage confirmation date.
    if your order has not arrived after 33 working days please contact us.

    Any delivery timescales quoted above are indicative only and we do not accept any liability for delayed delivery caused by third parties. If you have chosen a tracked method of postage and want to track your order, please email darren@weoccupy.co.uk for more information.

    We Occupy is ‘not’ responsible for international duties or taxes, all international duties and taxes in relationship to your order are the responsibility of the purchaser.

    In some cases where items may require signing/numbering, delivery may take longer than usual; in this case we will advise on a delivery date.

    If you have any concerns or queries regarding shipment, please do not hesitate to contact darren@weoccupy.co.uk for more information.

  • Can you tell me more about how prints are shipped?

    Each print is wrapped in acid free tissue and packed within a specially designed tube that is appropriate to the print size and medium.

  • I’ve just been notified that the original artwork I just purchased has already sold!

    Our collection includes various one-off pieces, so we cannot guarantee availability of all our products. During busy periods we may sell out of certain products. If we cannot fulfil your order, we will notify you and refund you within 48 hours or, where feasible, offer an alternative.

  • Do you offer a framing service?

    Unfortunately not. We also advise that you wait until you have received your order before purchasing a frame, so that you can ensure it will fit correctly.

  • How can I look after my print?

    Remove your print from the tube with clean hands and avoid excessive handling. Don’t hang the print where it will be exposed to direct sunlight, sources of direct heat or damp. If you plan to store your prints for any length of time, you should ideally remove them from their tubes and store flat.

  • Are all your prints signed by the artist?

    The majority of our prints are limited editions, and where possible they are signed and numbered by the artist. You’ll find information about the size, print making technique, edition and signature status in the accompanying description, so please double check before making your purchase.

    Occasionally we publish work as an ‘open’ edition meaning that particular run of prints is unlimited.

  • Can you tell me more about how your prints are produced?

    We produce high-quality, limited and open editions, using a combination of modern and traditional printing techniques, including Giclee, Screenprints and Risographs.

    Print sizes and materials vary, so please check individual products for specific information and bear in mind that there may be a slight variation between the colours depicted on your screen and the actual colours of the final print.

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