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Lesson 56 - Wales

FINNEMORE,Peter (b.1963 - )

(Amgueddfa Cymru regrets that we are not able to provide an image for this item at this time. This is either due to copyright restrictions, or the item is awaiting digitisation. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.)

Date: 1998

Media: photograph on aluminium

Size: 61.4 x 83.6 cm

Acquired: 2006; Gift; Contemporary Art Society for Wales

Accession Number: 28175

Lesson 56 Wales was made in the months following the referendum for the creation of a Welsh National Assembly. The work is based on photographs of textbooks used by Finnemore’s grandmother at her school in rural Carmarthenshire. Written from an exclusively English perspective, the texts show a disregard for the identity, language and culture of Wales. However, the childlike doodles help to undermine or even mock the text’s ‘authoritative’ voice.

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