Cutting Into Books & Politics. (The pen is mightier than the sword)

A new collaborative ‘Altered Books’ project with Angela Martin is currently in the Exhibition … Revisiting the Laws of England on show at The Sidney Nolan Trust alongside paintings by the late Sidney Nolan

The core exhibition subject is … Magna Carta. Our exhibit is called …  ‘No one is above the Law’

Before making the final artwork first there was historical research leading on to a contemporary political investigation. Surprisingly on the 800th anniversary there were worrying similarities. King John managed to repeal Magna Carta and the current conservative government is hoping to get rid of the Human Rights Act. Although the characters involved and surrounding circumstances are 800 years apart much is similar … The notion that you can Get rid of ‘the law’ if you can’t get around it. We managed in our two shared law volumes to squash Kings, A Pope and a few politicians in-between the pages. We sincerely hope that the spirit of Magna Carta and the Human Rights legislation that grew from it really does remain powerful enough to crush current and future upstarts.

Magna Carta Invite (2)

The Exhibition will go on tour later this year … all details from the Sidney Nolan Trust (link above)