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Title

Code of responsibility manual

1998

Artist

Richard Killeen

New Zealand

1946 -

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  • Details

    Date
    1998
    Media category
    Artist's book
    Materials used
    artist’s book; 30 leaves, 14 illustrated
    Edition
    2/50
    Dimensions
    16.0 x 19.0 cm leaf; 16.0 x 19.0 x 0.5 cm closed book; 16.0 x 33.0 cm book open
    Signature & date

    Signed on the first page bot c., pencil "Killeen".

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of Richard Killeen 2015. Founding Governor of the Friends of New Zealand Art.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC9.3.16
    Copyright
    © Richard Killeen

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    In 1998 the New Zealand government announced that it was going to introduce a “Code of Social Responsibility”, which would focus on the relationship between citizens and the State, particularly in regards to social welfare. A discussion booklet about the code was posted to over 1 million households in New Zealand, eliciting 94,303 responses. This artist book by Killeen was made in reference to this initiative of Prime Minister Jenny Shipley’s government. It is made up of 15 paper bags, stapled together, with packing and safety warnings mounted or stamped on each bag. Killeen’s alternative ‘safety drawings’, against running with fish etc., are interspersed between the commercial stickers.

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