Constitution Hill


In 1893, the Braamfontein Ridge in Johannesburg, became the site of a prison, known as Johannesburg Fort or Number Four. The fort housed many important prisoners, including significant South African figures Albert Luthuli and Nelson Mandela. Mandela was held at the Johannesburg Fort prior to the Rivonia Trial which lead to his imprisonment on Robin Island.

In 1997, this historically rich site was selected as the home of South Africa’s Constitutional Court. The new court building was built using the 150 000 original bricks from the demolished awaiting-trial wing of the prison. The glass light boxes (as seen in the artwork) act as beacon’s in the landscape, reminding the public of the Court’s presence. Trials at the court are open to public viewing, creating a transparent dialogue between the legal system and the South Africans.

Limited edition 1/100 print, 200mm x 200mm
Giclee print on 200gsm, Archival Matt

* each print includes a bespoke sticker story (to be placed on the back of a frame), the contents of this prints story can be seen above.

300mm x 300mm Aluminium Box Frame with artwork float mounted and centred

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No Frame, Black Aluminium