‘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 taking shape as the trees are installed outside the Cathedral for ‘The Great Exhibition 2018: Imagine Peace’, before moving to Beacon Park for the unveiling of the permanent living artwork in 2019
Delighted to have work at Pool House Equine centre on the official opening evening in the presence of HRH Prince of Wales.
‘Poppy Field’ Installation
Installation artwork on Tour round UK Cathedrals 2018 – Transforming sacred spaces Poppy Fields appeared at Guildford, St Albans, Christ Church Oxford and Lichfield.
In commemoration of the Armistice year.
The Great Exhibition 2018: Imagine Peace
Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK. 16th August 2018. Hundreds of invited guests watch as Lichfield Cathedral is spectacularly lit up to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. “The Great Exhibition: Imagine Peace” is a profound and reflective light and sound installation from the Cathedral’s Artist-in-residence Peter Walker, alongside the award winning team Luxmuralis, which is displayed both inside and outside the Staffordshire Cathedral, taking visitors through a series of immersive artworks. Included is the ‘Peace Woodland’ that creates a labyrinth of exploration as visitors enter The Great Exhibition, walking through 1,918 recently installed trees which envelop the Cathedral grounds throughout the exhibition. The “Peace Woodland”, a living artwork (again created by Peter Walker in partnership with Lichfield Cathedral and Lichfield District Council), references the end of WWI, the regrowth of the woodlands of the Somme and the Western Front, and the fact that out of conflict, hope returned. Once through the “Peace Woodland” the journey for spectators continues inside the Cathedral as the interior is transformed through a vivid series of light and sound installations, as nature is seen to grow over the architecture, a projection of 16 million falling leaves – one for every life lost in WW1, the Sistine Chapel recreated on the Cathedral ceiling as it opens to reveal the sky and psychedelic patterns. Mr Walker, who is in his third year of a five year residency with Lichfield Cathedral, is quoted as saying: “Imagine Peace offers the visitor the opportunity to say goodbye and honour all those who played their part in the Great War, those who lost their lives, and those supporting them on the home front.
The Great Exhibition 2017: Earth What a Wonderful World
Summer 2017 – a stunning interior installation at Lichfield Cathedral entitled ‘Earth What a Wonderful World.’ Transforming the interior of Lichfield Cathedral seeing the whole Nave covered in a grass lawn, as if the outdoors is indoors, complete with summer house, and featuring major internal son et lumiere projection artworks, sculptures, and museum artefacts. A once in a lifetime experience to witness the transformation of a sacred space in this way.
‘Constructing the Horse’ is one of three sculptures on loan at Lichfield Cathedral School Autumn 2016- Summer 2017
‘Hopes and Fears’ a major commission for Luxmuralis to create a large scale son et lumiere on the facade of the Natural History Museum Oxford for the Hopes and Fears event 2016.
David Garrick Statue Announced
Lichfield Garrick has begun Garrick300, a year-long celebration of the life of David Garrick.
The year 2017 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Garrick who lived in Lichfield. The Garrick is honouring him by running a number of events in the theatre and across the city.
The year-long celebration started with the unveiling of a bronze mask of David Garrick’s face which was designed by Lichfield artist Peter Walker.
Tim Ford, the Garrick’s artistic director, said, “2017 is a really important and exciting year for us as we celebrate the life and times of David Garrick. He was a revolutionary in the theatre world working as an actor, writer, director, theatre manager and entrepreneur and was a hugely important person to Lichfield.
“We’ve been working really hard this past year planning some exciting events and we’re thrilled to be working with Peter Walker on the sculpture. We’re now hoping dedicated theatre audiences will help us to realise this vision and are asking for contributions towards creating the statue.”
The Garrick aims to install a statue of Garrick on the outside wall of the theatre. When completed, the 8ft tall statue will have the words of Shakespearean quotes cut through the bronze mask to show how the use of language and the body create the character the actor is portraying.
“The sculpture celebrates the importance and significance of David Garrick and his international reputation. It’ll not only act as a lasting tribute to his legacy but also as a symbol of the importance of theatre, performance and the spoken word which has played a part in many people’s lives for centuries,” said Ford.
The mask and a number of Peter Walker’s illustrations of the development of the mask are on display in the Garrick’s upper bar.
Anyone who would like to make a donation to the statue should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists Launches and Curate Capture the Cathedral Competition
Before Action – 4-6th August 2016 featuring exclusive recordings by Oscar winning Actor Eddie Redmayne as part of large scale interior son et lumiere within Lichfield Cathedral
Luxmuralis have been commissioned to create a new work for Penryn Cornwall – to celebrate the towns 800th anniversary – They are also in the town in June to meet and work with local people
New report concerning the preparations for projection events in Limburg an der Lahn in October 2016
Announcement of commission to create two evenings installations for Portsmouth Festivities entitled Electric Lumiere