Drawing Blood, Drawing Poison, Drawing Fire: An Exhibition
The Drawing Blood, Drawing Poison, Drawing Fire digital exhibition is here!
Meet the anarchic, irreverent Judy, who will take you on an animated jaunt through the universe of 19th Century parliament and the rivalry between William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli,
Based on images found at Gladstone's Library, these 18 animations are witty, colourful and pointed. You can watch them all here until January 4, when they will remain available to Friends through our digital archive.
As artist Simon Grennan explains, his work riffs on the "burlesque" of Victorian British politics. His vivid and imaginative additions continue the work of the cartoonists William Henry Boucher and John Proctor, who skewered the politicians of their day within Judy; or the London Serio-Comic Journal, while drawing attention to the lasting impact of the decisions and policies enacted more than a century ago on contemporary individuals and communities.
In doing so, he has breathed new life into historical drawings, linked them to contemporary events and illustrated how they remain relevant to modern audiences.
Find our more about the project here.