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.

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

The Flowers have Gone

So pleased … “The Flowers have Gone” … the screen print I created at the same time as my WW1 banners can be seen immediately as you walk in the door at The Rodd exhibition in the Gallery at The Sidney Nolan Trust for Herefordshire arts week
The exhibition opens tomorrow, Thursday 4 September, 6.30-8.00pm. Please come along and bring your friends.
See more about the venue at and about Herefordshire arts week at

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“In the Gallery there is a superb collection of Fine Art Prints, including examples of screen printing, collagraph, lithography, wood cut, etching, embossing and cyanotypes. Also on show are a range of Artist’s Books as well as unframed prints and cards. Exhibiting artists: Jill Barneby, Viv Barraclough, Jeannie Brown, Sue Campbell, Ethan Carey Seaton, Mike Clements, Drusilla Cole, David Ferry RE, Denise Fordyce, Elizabeth Gardner, Justine Glynne Jones, Jane Harding, Liza Harding, Sarah Jameson, Victoria Keeble, Tom Martin, Heather Prescott, Viv Sole, Tracy Thursfield, Debbie Todd, Gini Wade, Clare Woods, Gordon Yapp, plus the Cardiff Sessions group of collaborative printmakers and Members of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).”

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H.ART VENUE 80 & VENUE 82                5 – 14 SEPTEMBER 2014 / 11.00AM – 5.00PM