About this film

This extraordinary sculpture by Mark Wallinger on National Trust land at Runnymede, Surrey commemorates the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215. The work might divide opinion from the outside but inside it is universally liked. In this short film, find out more about a significant piece of contemporary art commemorating an important event in history.

This is one of a series of four-minute films produced by schools and young people's groups from across the UK about sculpture local to them.​

Writ in Water

Writ in Water 2018

Mark Wallinger (b.1959) and Studio Octopi (founded 2003)

National Trust, Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Artworks by Mark Wallinger


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