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Magna Carta

Date uploaded: November 11, 2014

Situations has announced artist Hew Locke will work with the National Trust and Surrey County Council to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta at the historic site of Runnymede in 2015. Hew Locke will produce a new public artwork which will form the centerpiece of an international gathering at Runnymede on June the 15th 2015, where 800 years ago the feudal barons sealed the Magna Carta with King John. The permanently sited work will form the centrepiece of this historic occasion.

Hew Locke was selected for his ability to address complex issues of power, justice and history in visually compelling forms. The artist has been inspired by the impact of Magna Carta’s fundamental principles of justice, the basis of common law which have influenced the development of the United States constitution, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and over third of the world’s legal systems.

Hew Locke’s exhibition ‘Beyond the Sea Wall’ can currently be seen at Hales Gallery, London until the 22nd of November 2014. For more information click here.

Situations will also be working with the National Trust over the coming year on the further development of the Runnymede site, further announcements to follow in the New Year, but for more information about this and other Situations projects click here.