On Blank Pages

What do you think about the nation's justice system? Have your say as part of a new Lumiere artwork

On Blank Pages is an important and epic illuminated wall of free expression. We’re inviting individuals, groups and organisations across the UK, who have lived experience, connections and opinions of the justice system to share their thoughts on this topic.

The installation is created by Luzinterruptus, an anonymous artistic group known for drawing attention to social, environmental and political issues. The artwork will be composed of thousands of notebooks that form a huge collection of public opinions on the state of the British Justice system.

Ahead of Lumiere Durham 2023, we have been working with those connected to the justice system. The individuals involved responded to four key questions, resulting in pre-filled pages that will form part of the artwork. Many more pages will be left blank for Lumiere visitors to contribute with their own responses. The overall effect will be a giant illuminated library and a snapshot of how people view justice today. The final installation will be on display at Durham’s Millennium Place from 16 – 19 November 2023.

If you’d like to have your say, you can complete the online survey or Word Document below by the 29 October 2023.

The survey asks everyone the same four questions about the justice system, helping give an in-depth overview of the nation’s views on the topic.



If you are unable to access the online form linked above, please download and fill in the Word Document below and send it to us at [email protected] with the subject line ‘On Blank Pages’.

Please note: Not all submissions will be used and length of content may be edited to fit the installation.

We also welcome creative responses and encourage you to submit poems, haikus, stories and journal style notes in response to the questions. If you would like to submit illustrative responses to any of the questions. Please email us at [email protected] with your name and artwork with the subject line ‘On Blank Pages’.

If you choose to take part, your name and contact details will remain anonymous, however your age and situation will be used to reference the context of your contribution. For example: 25 yrs old, Law student or 33 yrs old, Charity worker.

If you’d like to contact us directly to talk through the questions, please email us at [email protected]

Lumiere is free for everyone to attend and will take place in Durham from the 16 – 19 November 2023.

On Blank Pages is an artwork by Luzinterruptus. Commissioned by Durham County Council and produced by Artichoke for Lumiere 2023. 

Luzinterruptus are an anonymous artistic group known for drawing attention to social, environmental and political issues within cities and other environments.


Image credits: Courtesy of Manuel Villar and Luzinterruptus