‘Journey to the Cross’
Artworks by Peter Walker
Reinterpreting the Stations of the Cross at Lichfield Cathedral
6 March to 21 April 2019
The culmination of two years’ work to create a contemporary fine-art telling of Jesus’ journey through Jerusalem to Calvary and his crucifixion, death and burial.
The Peace Woodland
Living artwork by Peter Walker Sculptor
2018 marks 100 years since the guns of World War One fell silent. Those who survived hoped it would be ‘the war to end all wars’ but the last century has seen millions more suffer in conflict all around the world. We must never forget the sacrifices made in war – we must also always continue to strive for peace.
A permanent new woodland in Beacon Park
Lichfield Cathedral is working in partnership with Lichfield Historic Parks to create a new Peace Woodland in Beacon Park. The Peace Woodland will be a permanent living artwork created by Lichfield Cathedral’s artist-in-residence Peter Walker. During the year, the Parks team will save 1,918 local trees which would otherwise be felled. Volunteers will pot them ready to start planting on Armistice Day, 11 November 2018. The Peace Woodland will open at Easter 2019, a time to rejoice in new life, hope and the promise of peace on earth. For more information click here
Art Installation by Peter Walker Sculptor.
‘Peace Doves’ was created as a temporary art installation consisting of 20,000 individual paper doves each with messages of Peace written on each one by children from over 70 schools. The Installation was suspended in the nave of Lichfield Cathedral during December 2018- January 2019.
Peace Doves featured in ‘The Cathedral Illuminated 2018:Peace on Earth’ event and was illuminated with light and sound during this event which saw over 20,000 people visit the installation at this time. Featuring on BBC national and local news.
Imagining the Crucifixion – Stations of the Cross 2018 – A major exhibition which addressed the journey of Christ to the cross in a contemporary way.
Palette – Installation exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum March 2017-June 2017
St Chad Statue – Peter Walker has been commissioned to create a 3m bronze statue of the Patron of Lichfield Cathedral – Saint Chad for the exterior of the Cathedral.
David Garrick – Commission to create the 300th Anniversary of David Garrick for the Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Pity of War – Large scale monument to the Civilian Victims of War – For location at the National Memorial Arboretum – the memorial will recognise the effect of conflict on civilians and those who have returned from conflict whether in past conflict or present and future acts of war. The effects of war on returning service people and the wider civilian populations both individual and collective is significant and many hundreds of thousands of people from children to those at the later stages of life have had their freedom and independence taken from them as a result as conflict in the their country, or as a result of international conflict. For more info on this project visit www.pityofwar.com