I've spent the past two days at The House Of Parliament with 9 artist from around the uk, to launch "The Beginnings of that Freedome" a banner exhibition to commemorate significant historic anniversaries in 2015.
In 2015 the Houses of Parliament will be commemorating two important anniversaries: 750 years since the Simon de Montfort parliament (20 January 1265) and 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta (15 June 1215). Launching on Tuesday 20 January 2015 – exactly 750 years since Simon de Montfort summoned his Hilary Parliament to meet in the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey in 1265 – ‘The Beginnings of that Freedome’ exhibition commemorates 800 years of constitutional history.
Featuring 18 large-scale banners the exhibition shows how the United Kingdom, over eight hundred years, has built a powerful system of civil rights and representative government. Created by nine artists, each banner provides a dynamic visual representation of the milestone moments and movements which ‘made a difference’ in the journey to the rights and representation that we enjoy today.
Tuesday 20 January – November 2015
Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London
www.parliament.uk/2015-banners-exhibition | #Parliament2015
you can find Images and both backstories to my two banners here