An Alternative Globe (2015)
Taking cue from Lincoln’s historic connections with the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest artist Ruth Ewan developed a series of workshops with young people from The Meadows Primary School, Lincoln.
From the slogans, text works and drawn maps resulting from the workshops, Ruth Ewan with assistant Sophia Kyprianou selected and developed visual material to become letterpress prints and a vinyl text piece, as well as integrating texts with the drawing by one student of a new world which was rendered into gores and presented as an alternative globe.
The globe went on show at the Lincoln Central Library on 15th June, the anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta and was exhibited until 5 September 2015.
About the Artist
Ruth Ewan, an artist based in London, is known for creating context specific art projects, which highlight the continued relevance of particular historic moments to the present. She works with collaborators to realise her projects, which are often grounded in focused research into the social and political history of the site in which they are based.