Festival Spotlight: The world’s largest neon tapestry
The Tapestry of Light: Intersections of Illumination is a breathtaking neon illumination that will soon be on our very doorsteps in the Canterbury Cathedral Chapter House.
The tapestry recently had its world-premiere in Brussels and will arrive in the UK on October 14. Designed by Australian artist Irene Barberis, the research and execution of the project has taken more than 10 years, and has resulted in the largest neon tapestry ever known. Spanning across 14 panels, it is 36 metres long by 3 metres high, immersing the viewer in a neon-coloured story of war, peace and the promise of hope. The Tapestry of Light is the first adaptation of the medieval Angers Tapestry by a female artist in 500 years. “No women had worked with the full cycle of the Apocalypse and I wanted to fill the gap,” said artist Irene Barberis.
Admire works on show at the artists’ open houses