Installation view: “Habeas Corpus” Canada House Manchester | Screen Prints on Cotton Flags | 100 x 150cm | 2018

Habeus Corpus is a limited editioned screen print series playfully commenting upon Immigration Removal Centres in the United Kingdom. The prints make reference to vintage travel posters, each recording the capacity and number of detainees at each location. Colours allude to institutional architecture and mass produced furniture found in public buldings.


noun: habeas corpus

  • a writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention.

  • the legal right to apply for a habeas corpus writ. LATIN, literally ‘you shall have the body (in court)’.

 "Yarl's Wood" Screen Print on Snowdon Cartridge Paper, 297 x 420mm, 2018, edition of 13.

"Yarl's Wood" Screen Print on Snowdon Cartridge Paper, 297 x 420mm, 2018, edition of 13.

 "Harmondsworth" Screen print on Canaletto Paper, 297 x 420 mm, 2018, edition of 11.

"Harmondsworth" Screen print on Canaletto Paper, 297 x 420 mm, 2018, edition of 11.

 "Brook House" Screen print on Canaletto Paper, 297 x 420 mm, 2018, edition of 9

"Brook House" Screen print on Canaletto Paper, 297 x 420 mm, 2018, edition of 9

 "Colnbrook" Screen print on Canaletto Paper, 297 x 420 mm, 2018, edition of 11.

"Colnbrook" Screen print on Canaletto Paper, 297 x 420 mm, 2018, edition of 11.

 "Tinsley House" Screen print on Snowdon Cartridge Paper, 297 x 420 mm, 2018, edition of 17

"Tinsley House" Screen print on Snowdon Cartridge Paper, 297 x 420 mm, 2018, edition of 17