Exhibition captures trial scene

ART lovers have the chance to view the work of an Ipswich artist who has used papier-mache to recreate an infamous trial set in Rosewood almost 100 years ago.

Arts Community and Cultural Services Committee chairman Charlie Pisasale said the work of Anthony Edwards had to be seen, and heard, to be believed.

“Anthony has recreated the courtroom scene of the trial of James Morgan, a man accused of stealing with actual violence a cheque valued at five pounds and 15 pence and cash to the value of one pound 12 pence from the patron of the Rosevale Hotel,” Cr Pisasale said.

“Apart of the life-sized characters created in papier-mache, Anthony has researched the case and the time in history to present an extremely life-like reconstruction of the trial.

“He has even had the transcript of the trial recorded so viewers can experience what occurred in the trial.”

Cr Pisasale said Mr Edwards had created an even better life-like scenario by installing his exhibition in the Old Courthouse in East Street Ipswich as a part of Ipswich Multicultural Projects Inc with assistance from a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund.

The exhibition will run daily from 9.30am until 4.30pm until Monday, February 28.



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