Art Alive in 2012
Art Alive in Churches once again celebrated the rich cultural history in Norfolk’s medieval churches. The 2012 programme featured events across the county, from June to August, focusing on the painting and carving of angels, combining medieval art with modern practice. The first event was an exhibition, Artists and Angels, at The Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich.
The Artists and Angels exhibition featured images of angels from Norfolk’s medieval churches photographed by Paul Hurst, along with historical interpretation from Professor Sandy Heslop, Dr. Spike Bucklow and others. The full programme of events was as follows:
- Artists and Angels exhibition at The Narthex,The Cathedral of St John the Baptist.
- Andy Hibberd carved angels in wood at the Festival of Angels at St Nicholas Chapel King’s Lynn.
- Maz Jackson demonstrated egg tempera painting techniques and ran workshops at St Agnes Church Cawston.
- Val Cartmell, Wood Carver ran workshops at All Saints Church Marsham.
- Artists and Angels exhibition transferred to All Saints Church King’s Lynn, with demonstrations by sculptor David Holgate.
- Artists and Angels exhibition at St Catherine’s Church Ludham during Norfolk Open Churches Week, with Maz Jackson, egg tempera artist and Sheila McDonald enamellist running workshops.
Art Alive in Churches 2012 was supported by the Town Close Estates Charity, the Geoffrey Watling Charitable Trusts, Norfolk County Council, the Diocese of Norwich and the Bishop of Norwich’s Anne French Trust.
Church Beams Exhibition
Exhibition of 'Artists and Angels' The Narthex, Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich
Father James Speech
Design for the Censing Angel - Joy Whiddett
Egg tempera workshop - Maz Jackson at St Agnes Cawston
Norwich Cathedral: Joy Whiddett Medieval Graffiti (Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey)
Angel with Censer - St Agnes Church Cawston (Photographed by Paul Hurst)
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