During the summer of 2016, Senate House hosted a new exhibition of court drawings by artist Isobel Williams.
Sketched from the public seats of the Supreme Court with the court’s permission, and other locations, the exhibition offered an unusual perspective on the workings of open justice.
The exhibition included Isobel’s impressions of cases concerning image rights, the extent of the Terrorism Act and the Naked Rambler, among others.
The artwork on display was documented by photographer, Lloyd Sturdy, whose images appear in the slideshow above. The images can also be viewed on the Information Law and Policy Centre’s newly minted Flickr account.
The exhibition was part of a public engagement programme at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies exploring and promoting the ‘humanity of law’ – both law’s place in the arts and humanities and its role in shaping society and culture.
The Information Law and Policy Centre has been involved in a number of IALS events on this theme exploring the work of judges and barristers.