The Architecture of Cloth, Colour and Space at Gloucester Cathedral – A grand finale

There are times when an opportunity comes along which presents an unusual space and a challenging installation. Hanging the show at Gloucester Cathedral was certainly one of these times. A magnificent Cathedral with perhaps the most beautiful cloisters I’ve ever seen, it rises in smokey grey magnificence from the cobbled streets of Gloucester. Kindly invited by Lizzi Walton and Stroud International Textiles (where more info can be found) it was indeed a great chance to see if my work can stand up to exquisite, robust Gothic architecture. The challenge was to lasso a rope around a 6m diameter column 12 metres up in the air from a cherry picker to secure the fabric lengths in place along 6 columns. What fun we had! The lovely Anna Glasbrook showed her work in the Slype and along the cloisters so it was a colourful double whammy. The grand finale was a dynamic Symposium with 80+ attendees listening to a group of wonderful speakers talking about…you guessed it…

Cloth…. Colour……… and Space

 

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About Ptolemy Mann

Ptolemy Mann is a textile artist, designer and architectural colour consultant
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2 Responses to The Architecture of Cloth, Colour and Space at Gloucester Cathedral – A grand finale

  1. David Reid says:

    Gorgeous, so impressive!

  2. Pingback: Gothic Architecture = Touching God. Yareah magazine | Yareah Magazine. Arts and writing

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