October & November 2015
Re-imagining the Laws of England
A Book Arts celebration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta
Liverpool Central Library, Hornby Room, First floor
Monday – Friday 09.00 – 20.00
Saturday 09.00 – 17.00; Sunday 10.00 – 17.00
Artists from across the UK are participating in the Sidney Nolan Trust’s celebration of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.
A set of ‘Halsbury’s Statutes’, the accepted authoritative texts for statute law (Acts of Parliament) of England and Wales, was donated to the Trust by a local court service whose staff now use online reference. The 27 volumes were destined to be pulped had the Trust not taken them.
Each volume has been transformed into a work of art exploring themes related to topics covered in the particular volume as well as ideas around legislation and society.
Isabell Buenz (Midlothian), Mike Clements (Herefordshire), Ruth Cousins (Bangor), Sharon Hall Shipp (Powys), Veronica Hilton (Shropshire), Kate Kato (Powys), Nigel Kerry (Shropshire), Jill Lauriston (Sheffield), Mellie Lewis (Shropshire), Angela Martin (Shropshire), Jackie Morris (Herefordshire), Linda Nevill (Wolverhampton), Miriam Obrey (Shropshire), Heather Prescott (Shropshire), Lindsay Pritchard (Wolverhampton), Julia Reynolds (Shrewsbury), Helen Ricketts (West Bromwich), Rachel Ricketts (Herefordshire), Anne Rook (London), Jess Shaw (Oxfordshire), Vivienne Sole (Herefordshire), Sylvia Stiff (Herefordshire), Marilyn Tippett (Liverpool), Linda Toigo (London), Jane Tudge (Herefordshire).
More details about the project at Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd, Presteigne www.sidneynolantrust.org