Situations

Microsite to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta

We designed and built a microsite to house information on the historic artwork created by artist Hew Locke to mark the anniversary of the Magna Carta

Situations are an internationally renowned public arts body, based in Bristol. This summer they worked with the artist, Hew Locke and the National Trust and Surrey County Council to produce a permanent public artwork to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

Hew Locke is an internationally acclaimed sculptor and British visual artist. As part of the commemorations for the Magna Carta, he was commissioned to create a sculpture, namely The Jurors. The artwork is composed of twelve chairs intricately worked in bronze, displaying symbols and marks relating to struggles for freedom, rule of law and equal rights.

Situations commissioned us to design a simple microsite to accompany Hew Locke’s artwork. We created a clean and easy to navigate website where users could come to read the stories and discover the narratives built into the artwork. We designed a map of the twelve chairs where visitors can hover over icons to reveal the stories.

Since the launch, the event has been featured on a number of major news sites including The Guardian, The BBC and The Telegraph.

To visit the full site, click here.

Situations_desktop_top of page Viewers can hover over icons on the chairs to find out more information Viewers can read about the stories that inspired the artwork.