Safe Bet was the artist Nina Pope's project for the Olay Vision Award for Women Artists. Through this work she encouraged the 'audience' or 'public' to take bets on the competition winner. All of the artists exhibited their work at the LUX Centre in Hoxton, London.

Safe Bet was presented in the gallery in the form of a video installation looking at how each of the artists produced their work. Safe Bet also extended outside the gallery environment, here onto the WWW and into Ladbrokes bookmakers across the country, where you could go to place your bets.

In November '98 a selection panel chose the five competing artists proposals from those of thirty nominated women all making work utilizing new technology.

If you have any questions about Safe Bet please email Nina Pope at