The Barons’ Charter, Salisbury 2015

Salisbury is home to perhaps the most well persevered original copy of  Magna Carta in its stunning Cathedral and they chose to celebrate a piece of history through art with The Barons’ Charter.

2015 saw the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta -the most celebrated document in English history -and at the epicentre of modern constitutional law. This Wild in Art event gave the public an opportunity to find out more about this monumental event in the country’s legal history and ‘meet’ the individuals who were involved -namely, the Barons (wealthy landowners of medieval England) who, together with King John, were instrumental in its creation.

Its 25 3D Baron sculptures were displayed across the city from June -September 2015. In addition to the Trail, sixteen smaller Barons, decorated by children from local schools, were displayed in Salisbury Cathedral.

Location: Salisbury, UK
Trail: June – September 2015