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Gasworks is participating in artist Wolfgang Tillmans' project which aims to work towards maximising turnout among younger voters by focusing on voter registration.

Tillmans says, "I want to get involved and actively campaign. In particular, I want to work towards maximizing turnout among younger voters by focusing on the first, crucial step: voter registration – the deadline for which is June 7! So anyone who hasn’t registered before this date has no chance of having a say, no matter how strongly they feel about the issue. So the really crucial date is June 7. Everyone’s grannies registered their vote long ago, but students no longer get automatically registered by their unis. This is because of a new law brought in by the Conservatives that makes it possible for them to disenfranchise up to 800,000 students, who as a group tend to move around a lot more and so drop off the voter register easily.

I feel that we have reached a critical moment that could prove to be a turning point for Europe as we know and enjoy it  – one that might result in a cascade of problematic consequences and political fall-out. Firstly, the weakening of the EU is a goal being actively pursued by strongmen like Vladimir Putin and European parties on the far-right. Brexit could effectively spell the end of the EU. It’s a flawed and problematic institution, but on the whole it stands for a democratic worldview, human rights and favours cooperation over confrontation.

It could prove to be a one-in-a-generation moment."

Tillmans and his team have produced a series of posters encouraging activism for organisations and individuals to download and print, free of charge. Gasworks will display the posters in our display boxes outside the gallery until voter registration closes on 7 June 2016. Download the posters or share the project on social media here.

Register to vote here: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote