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Title

Code of responsibility manual

1998


Artist

Richard Killeen

New Zealand

1946 -


About

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.


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


Artist information

Richard Killeen

Works in the collection

9