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May
13

Hen harrier persecution highlighted at international art show

The plight of the UK’s hen harrier population is being brought to the attention of a whole new audience, thanks to the work of Turner Prize-winning artist, Jeremy Deller.

Deller is presenting his work in the British Pavillion for the 55th ‘Venice Biennale’, described as the art world’s most important international event.

His opening piece, entitled ‘A Good Day for Cyclists’, depicts a giant hen harrier clutching a blood-red Range Rover. Deller says his piece was inspired by the alleged illegal shooting of two hen harriers on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in 2007 – an incident for which Prince Harry was subjected to police questioning but no charges were ever brought against anybody. 

The inclusion of the Range Rover seems to serve two purposes – watch this interview with Deller here to understand his motivations. There’s also an interesting piece in the Telegraph here.

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2 Responses to “Hen harrier persecution highlighted at international art show”


  1. May 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Good to know events like this don’t go away.

    Maybe too late for Saville but for all the rest of the abusive criminals & their conspirators there’s time for them to be brought to justice. Let’s remember many who abused animals went on to abuse children.

  2. 2 john miles
    May 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I see will have to wait for 2014 before the Hen Harrier tours Britain. May be it will give us time to add a few words such as ‘Extinct in England as a breeding bird’!!


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