Art and architecture collide in a magical light show at Beverley Minster this February (13th-17th)Wed 10th January 2024
Over half term in February, visitors to Beverley Minster will be able to immerse
themselves in a stunning light and sound experience, taking them on an art journey
from Baroque to Impressionism.
Using every inch of the interior of this magnificent, medieval building, Illuminating Art is an
unforgettable event that allows visitors to experience four centuries of art and ‘new ideas’
projected on the walls.
An amazing kaleidoscope of images will wrap the interior Minster architecture in projections
from floor to ceiling, turning the space into a fully immersive experience and showcasing the
Pre-Raphaelites (Burne-Jones, Millais, Rossetti and Holman Hunt) and the Impressionists
(Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Manet and Renoir). Multiple large-scale projected artworks will
also explore the changes through this period, including Brunel and the age of steam, early
photography and Zoetrope (an early animation device).
Devised and created by the collaborative team of artists known as Luxmuralis, its artistic
director, Peter Walker says: “It is wonderful to be bringing Illuminating Art to the Minster,
one of the most beautiful buildings in the country. Visitors to our artwork can choose how
they want to experience the exhibition, either basking in glorious images and sound or digging
a little deeper and contemplating the big ideas that emerged after the Renaissance. It is their
choice. Many paintings we know and love will be there but there will be areas that investigate
what was happening when those pictures were created.”
Illuminating Art opens at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 13th February and runs until Saturday 17th
February. Entry is by pre-paid ticket that secures each visitor a timed entry slot. Tickets are
available on the Minster website: https://beverleyminster.org.uk/illuminating-art/
Picture Credit - Lux Muralis,