Smart meters give inspiration

The Arrival of Smart Meters, an artwork by Sir Peter Blake.
The Arrival of Smart Meters, an artwork by Sir Peter Blake.
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BRITISH pop artist Sir Peter Blake has revealed his latest and perhaps most surprising art collection, inspired by the arrival of smart meters to every home in Great Britain.

The Arrival of Smart Meters has been unveiled at the White Cloth Gallery, Leeds, to coincide with the roll-out of 53m new smart meters in the UK.

The Government has pledged to install a smart meter in every household across the nation by 2020.

The artist, who is best known for co-designing the sleeve of The Beatles album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, said: “The smart meters suggested little bodies to me, so I turned them into people - symbolising the installers.”

Smart meters show how much energy a household is using in pounds and pence. The exhibition is from November 23 to December 11.

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