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Talented youngsters create art installation at Lichfield Cathedral

Talented local youngsters have created a special art installation at Lichfield Cathedral.

The tile installation at Lichfield Cathedral

The tile installation at Lichfield Cathedral

The work has been overseen by the cathedral’s artist-in-residence Peter Walker and saw pupils from 31 schools lay down hundreds of colourfully-painted tiles.

It follows a similar project involving children at Christmas which saw 10,000 angels hanging from the ceiling.

Peter said: ” “The idea for this new installation was born off the back of the success we experienced with our 10,000 Angels and A Cathedral Illuminated projects.

“Each child has created their own person tile, all of which are decorated with a unique natural image. Not only has this introduced the children to a different way of responding to art, it has also made them consider what nature means to them personally.

“The entire installation will guide visitors on a vibrant journey through the cathedral and create a sense of contemplation on nature’s aesthetic beauty, indicating how the natural world has informed the building’s architectural style.”

The art has been created as part of the Great Exhibition at Lichfield Cathedral, which will also feature a light and sound installation and screenings of Disney films WALL-E (August 21) and The Jungle Book (August 22).

For more details on the exhibition and to book tickets visit www.lichfield-cathedral.org.

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