'Threads Through Revelation' Exhibition
2 March - 16 April 2017, times vary
Hostry Exhibition Space
This exhibition features a spectacular display of images from the Book of Revelation, comprising of fourteen huge stitched panels.
The work is by Jacqui Parkinson, a textile artist whose pieces has been on display in many Cathedrals over the past ten years, as a result of a series of commissions from the Deo Gloria Trust. Her exhibitions have included different themes including grief, creation and rites of passage.
In 2013 Jacqui started on a very ambitious piece of work on Revelation, the last book in the Bible. There are fourteen very large panels - each 2.5m high and between 1-3m wide. The techniques and styles used are unusual and possibly unique - a combination of painted dyes, multi-layered silks cut to create an extraordinary frayed effect and then metallic leather stitched on top.
The Dean of Norwich, Jane Hedges, says of the exhibition:
“It’s a great privilege to have this exhibition in Norwich Cathedral during the season of Lent. Like the Gospels, in its own way Revelation tells a story of great trials and tribulation, followed by an end that’s full of hope. Here we get a unique view through an artist’s eyes of some of the powerful imagery contained within the book of Revelation. It’s a difficult book, but portrayed in this way it’s a little easier to follow: we see very dark times and dramatic moments, and can stand in awe at the breathtakingly beautiful images created by the artist.”
The exhibition is set to tour Cathedrals all over the country for the next three years.
Exhibition free to attend. Open 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.00am - 3.00pm on Sundays.