Bicentenary – Pentrich Revolution 1817 (the last English revolution)

by martin davis artist

Just been contacted by The Pentrich & South Wingfield Revolution Group. They’ve asked me to help commemorate the bi-centenary of the Pentrich Revolution in 3 yrs time by painting a scene from the march in 1817. This will the basis of a huge tapestry of similar scenes covering every other location involved (including Sydney, Australia). The Group have an ambitious plan to track down all the descendants of those executed or transported and produce a “family tree” in book form, and much else. All the images painted will be reproduced on a range of memorabilia to promote the event. Sounds a great idea – covering both the UK and Australia. 
They are still looking for local artists for these areas:

Codnor
Langley Mill/Heanor
Eastwood/Giltbrook
Derby 
Nottingham, 
Sydney, Australia 

– if you can help get in touch at www.spanglefish.com/pentrichrevolution