ARTISTS from across the UK are participating in the Sidney Nolan Trust’s celebration of the 800th anniversary of the signing 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 now 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. Following its opening at The Rodd, the exhibition will tour to venues nationally through 2015 and 2016.

The Gallery at The Rodd will be showing a selection of paintings by Sir Sidney Nolan alongside the altered books.

Participating artists are Isabell Buenz (Midlothian), Mike Clements (Herefordshire), Ruth Cousins (Bangor), Sharon Hall Shipp (Powys), Veronica Hilton (Shropshire), Kate Kato (Powys), Nigel Kerry (Shropshire), Jill Lauriston (Sheffield), Mellie Lewis (Shropshire), Angela Martin (Shropshire), Jackie Morris (Herefordshire), Linda Nevill (Wolverhampton), Miriam Obrey (Shropshire), Heather Prescott (Shropshire), Lindsay Pritchard (Wolverhampton), Julia Reynolds (Shrewsbury), Helen Ricketts (West Bromwich), Rachel Ricketts (Herefordshire), Anne Rook (London), Jess Shaw (Oxfordshire), Vivienne Sole (Herefordshire), Sylvia Stiff (Herefordshire), Marilyn Tippett (Liverpool), Linda Toigo (London), Jane Tudge (Herefordshire).

The exhibition is open daily from Tuesday, June 16 to Sunday, June 28, 11.00am-4.00pm, admission free.