I Haven’t Changed my Mind in a Thousand Years, Beth J. Ross. Lumiere London 2016, supported by the Mayor of London. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.
BRILLIANT, Neon

I Haven’t Changed my Mind in a Thousand YearsBeth J Ross (UK)


Lumiere Durham 2015 supporter:


Lumiere London 2016 supporter:


Rewritten in neon, these two long-forgotten proverbs still have resonance today.

While carrying out research in Durham Cathedral’s library, Beth J Ross discovered an 11th-century manuscript full of proverbs that had surprising contemporary relevance. Inspired by this historic text, Beth re-wrote the proverbs using the script of her young son, Thomas. These neon artworks brought the wisdom of the past to the present, shedding light once more on these forgotten texts. I Haven’t Changed My Mind in a Thousand Years was originally commissioned as part of the BRILLIANT scheme for Lumiere Durham 2013 and were installed at Piccadilly Arcade during Lumiere London.

Beth originally studied in Durham before returning to live there for 12 years and completing a degree in Fine Art at Newcastle College. She now lives and works in Vienna with her family. She has exhibited widely across the UK and in Austria.

I Haven’t Changed My Mind in a Thousand Years was part of Lumiere Durham in 2013 and 2015 and Lumiere London in 2016.




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