Sacrilege

A life-sized, inflatable replica of the British heritage and pagan site, and tourist attraction, Stonehenge.

‘Deller…offers the access to Stonehenge that English Heritage denies — with added bounce.’  – The Guardian

This ambitious project developed Turner Prize-winning Jeremy Deller’s exploration of art in public spaces alongside his interest in historic and contemporary icons.

This interactive, bouncy artwork, at once a homage to Stonehenge and the anarchic cultures of Hawkwind, Bruce Lacey and Ken Russell allowed audiences to literally leap into a very particular and famous part of ancient Britain in a lighthearted and irreverent way.

Designed as a touring project, Sacrilege was launched in April at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art before travelling to Camarthanshire, Wales, on the summer solstice, and then to 33 other sites across the UK.

In London, Sacrilege’s first appearance was Central Park in Greenwich as part of the Create Festival 2012.

Sacrilege was supported by Create, Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. Sacrilege also featured as part of the London 2012 festival.