Saturday, December 5, 2015

Magna Carta (An Embroidery)

6 November 2015 — 24 December 2015

Venue: Blackwell Hall, Weston Library


Magna Carta (An Embroidery) is a major new artwork by the acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker that celebrates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015. Fabricated by many hands, it replicates in stitch the entire Wikipedia article on Magna Carta as it appeared on the document's 799th anniversary.

Pope Innocent III stitched by Anthea Godfrey

The 13-metre long embroidery is on display in Blackwell Hall in the Weston Library. It was carefully hand-stitched by more than 200 people ranging from MPs and judges to activists and prisoners, and including musician Jarvis Cocker and privacy activist Edward Snowden.

The display is accompanied by a short documentary film produced by the British Library.

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