A Pendle Investigation

2011

Wicca paintingJudge paintingTits Up paintingDrunk painting
Perjury painting
Oh James sketchSketch for PerjuryTwo Heads sketchUntitled sketch

In 1612 ten people from Pendle were accused of, and eventually executed for, performing witchcraft. To mark the 400th anniversary of the trial, Joe Hesketh walked the 39 miles of the Purgatory Trail that links Pendle Forest and Lancaster Castle, the final route taken by many of the executed. 'A Pendle Investigation' is the unique response to the public executions of those accused of witchcraft, a series of paintings and sketches created in 2011 for exhibition during the 2012 commemoration of the Pendle Witch Trials, and first exhibited at the Pendle Heritage Centre.

See the first painting

Site wrangled into being by Controlled Dissent