Case Studies

Straight Talking: Out in the Open: If You Love Me, Keep Me Smokefree

  • Artist(s):
    Luke Perry
  • Artform(s):
    Sculpture, public art
Summary:
Out in the Open is part of the Straight Talking project, aiming to take the smokefree messages to outdoor spaces. Stage One of the project was delivered in three Dudley Primary Schools from January to July 2015.

Project Information

Out in the Open is part of the Straight Talking project, aiming to take the smokefree messages to outdoor spaces.

Local artist Luke Perry was commissioned to work with Year Six pupils at Bramford, Bromley Pensnett and Queen Victoria Primary Schools. Luke worked with the children to design and produce If you love me, keep me smokefree, three special artworks that respectfully ask parents, carers, friends and family members not to smoke when they drop off and collect children from school.

The final If you love me, keep me smokefree artworks will help to keep the playground and outside school spaces smokefree and safe for everyone at the three schools – reinforcing the message that smoke really does harm innocent bystanders as well as the smoker.

This case study reports on Stage One of the Straight Talking: Out in the Open public art commission If you love me, keep me smokefree, delivered in three Dudley Primary Schools from January to July 2015.

If you love me, keep me smokefree was commissioned by the Dudley Office of Public Health, Dudley Stop Smoking Service and developed by Creative Health CIC working with commissioned local artist Luke Perry.

Click here to download the Straight Talking: Out in the Open: If you love me, keep me smokefree Case Study Report.