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Parliament Commission 2015

UK Parliament The Beginnings of that Freedome ~ In celebration of 800 years of Magna Carta

Parliament 2015

In celebration of 800 years of Magna Carta, Parliament commissioned nine artists to produce banners for Westminster Hall celebrating key moments along our journey to a modern democracy.

Rachel was delighted to be one of the artisted who was sellected - the 2 banner subjects she was asked to interpret were The Catholic Emancipation Act 1829 and the Poor Law 1601.

Poor Law Banner 1601 - Short fillm

The Catholic Emancipation Act 1829 - Short Film
 

The large-scale banners exhibition ‘The Beginnings of that Freedome’ will hang in medieval Westminster Hall until late November 2015.

Commemorating an 800 year history, the exhibition covers 18 themes related to the movements and moments which ‘made a difference’ in the journey to the rights and representation that are enjoyed today.
Here is a link to a video film where Rachel expresses what inspired her to create her artworks:

http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/evolutionofparliament/2015-parliament-in-the-making/banners-gallery-video-and-audio/rachel-gadsden-video-interview2/

 

View more images of the Opening of the Exhibition and the artworks Rachel created - please visit this page in the Galleries section.
Parliament Banners Gallery