New exhibition for Lent 2016

New exhibition for Lent 2016

Exeter Cathedral has taken delivery of a set of Stations for the Cross which will remain in place as an exhibition for tourists and pilgrims until the end of March.

Via Crucis is a touring exhibition of 14 images. The panels use mixed media (including charcoal, metal leaf, ink and pastel) and are the work of multi-diciplinary artist Caroline Waterlow, herself based in the West Country. Where the traditional Stations emphasise the suffering path of Jesus, this installation follows the gospel accounts of Christ's Passion.

Ian Morter, Canon Pastor and Treasurer at Exeter Cathedral, said:

"Lent is a time when Christians reflect on Jesus' journey to the cross. We are delighted to be working with Caroline to provide a visual stimulus for that reflection as well as an exhibition for all our visitors to enjoy."

Caroline Waterlow remembers the Stations of the Cross vividly as part of the iconography of her childhood. She said:

"As an adult and visual artist I found I wanted to explore the imagery of the Stations of the Cross that was part of my life growing up. Where possible I have tried to keep away from depicting the human form, and found the medieval imagery of the objects and tools of the Passion story (the Arma Christi) a significant influence."

Via Crucis will remain at Exeter Cathedral until after the Easter celebrations at the end of March. Visitors are encouraged to check Cathedral opening times (online or by calling 01392 285983) before making a special journey.

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