Professor Irene Barberis – Tapestry of Light – Canterbury Cathedral
Professor Irene Barberis, RMIT University Melbourne AU. has the solo show “Tapestry of Light’ opening at Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, UK. It will be on display from October 14 to November 19, 10:00-16:00 daily.
The lighting on this major installation changes constantly. Professor Barberis is a Visiting Artist for the Rome Art Program, RAP Faculty.
The Cathedral’s Chapter House is a dramatic setting for artist Irene Barberis’ glowing tapestry, immersing the viewer in a neon coloured story of war, peace and the promise of hope. This internationally significant work is a giant illuminated tapestry, spread across 14 panels, 36 metres long by 3 metres high, made from glowing fibres of threads and light especially constructed using nanoparticle technology developed at the RMIT Design Research Institute.
The Tapestry of Light: Intersections of Illumination reimagines the medieval Angers Tapestries of the Apocalypse as a set of artworks.
More about the Tapestry of light.
Blurring the edges between art and design, intersecting with science through its materials, it explores new forms of technological approaches in illumination while echoing the medieval Angers Apocalypse through a vibrant contemporary voice.
This exhibition is part of the Canterbury Festival, and will be accompanied by a programme of talks and activities. Canterbury Festival October 14 – November 19 – 10:00-16:00 daily.
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