New Zealander Richard Cornes is a senior lecturer in public law at the University of Essex.
He is also a painter and keen music lover, and has managed to integrate artistic creativity into his teaching of constitutional law.
Ahead of a Napier exhibition of artworks inspired by subject areas from his legal lectures, he spoke with Upbeat about how creativity in the law is not only desirable but necessary in an age of algorithms.
The exhibition is called 'Elysian Fields', named after the orchestral work by NZ composer David Hamilton. Richard says he heard the music earlier this year on RNZ Concert, and it has ended up influencing two paintings.
Elysian Fields, Aotearoa/New Zealand, 2021
Exhibition by Carole Cornes & Richard Cornes
9 April - 6 May 2021
CAN (Creative Arts Napier), 16 Byron Street, Napier South