Re-imagining the Laws of England Tour

Celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta 

14th February - 18th March: Cranleigh Arts Centre

Artists from across the UK participated in the our celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing 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.  

The exhibition tours to venues nationally through 2015, 2016 and 2017. Click here for dates.  

Volume number / topics covered by volume               Artist / title of work

  

2 (1999) - Allotments & Smallholdings; Animals; Arbitration; Architects     Jane Tudge: To Grow A Nation

 

2 (2003) - Allotments & Smallholdings; Animals; Arbitration; Architects     Anne Rook: Herbals and Bestiaries

 

4 - Auction; Aviation; Banking; Bankruptcy & Insolvency; Barristers      Sharon Hall Shipp: Redimiculum

 

6 - Children       Viv Sole: Toeing the Line

 

10 - Constitutional Law      Helen Ricketts: My Magna Carta, Today!

 

13 - Crown Proceedings; Customs & Excise; Damages; Distress; Easements & Profits à Prendre

Jill Lauriston: Immerse Yourself in the Middle Ages

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14 - Ecclesiastical Law     Jackie Morris

 

20 - Health & Safety at Work; Highways, Streets & Bridges     Linda Toigo

 

22 (2000) - Insurance; Judgements & Enforcement; Juries; Land Drainage & Improvements

Veronica Hilton: Breaking the law - Judgements and Execution

 

22 (2003) - Insurance; Judgements & Enforcement; Juries; Land Drainage & Improvements

Mellie Lane: Enforcement

 

32 (2001) - Open Spaces & National Heritage; Parliament; Partnership     Marches Scribes

 

32 (2004) - Open Spaces & National Heritage; Parliament; Partnership     

Victoria Ute Parker: Freedom in Open Spaces

 

33 - Patents & Designs; Peerages & Dignities; Pensions & Superannuation; Perpetuities; Police

Rachel Ricketts: The Nine O’Clock Horse

 

34 - Ports & Harbours; Postal Services; Prisons & Prisoners; Prize

Mike Clements: A Magna Carta for Citizen Democracy

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35 - Public Health & Environmental Protection      Kate Kato

 

37 - Real Property; Registration Concerning the Individual     

Ruth Cousins: Freedom Of The Individual

 

39 - Sale of Goods & Consumer Protection; Savings Banks; Sheriffs & Baliffs; Shipping & Navigation

Marilyn Tippett: Liverpool And Its Role In The Slave Trade

 

41 - Solicitors; Stamp Duties; Statutes     Nigel Kerry: Sounds Like Happy Birthday

 

43 - Taxation      Sylvia Stiff: In The Footsteps of Razulevich

 

44(2) - Taxation      Isabell Buenz: Kerching

 

50 - Value Added Tax; War & Emergency; Weights & Measures; Wills

Linda Nevill: War and Emergency

 

Cumulative Supplements 2002 & 2003      A Martin and H Prescott: Magna Carta 1215-2015, No One Is Above The Law

 

Cumulative Supplement 2007       Lindsay Pritchard: Sacred Liberty

 

Cumulative Supplement 2007               Julia Reynolds: Protest   

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Touring to

Cranleigh Arts Centre, Surrey: March 2017

Hay on Wye: May 2017 tbc

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, Hereford: October & November 2017

Previous tour dates:

Bank Street Arts, Sheffield: 2 – 26 September 2015

Liverpool Central Library: October & November 2015

Aldeburgh Literary Festival: 4-6 March 2016

Hereford College of Arts: September - October 2016

UWE, Bristol: December 2016 & January 2017

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Arts Council England