Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night – as seen at Chester & Lichfield Cathedrals

‘Starry Starry Night’ is a sculptural installation consisting of hundreds of stars surrounding one large bright star, all suspended.

Starry Starry Night was designed as a visual interpretation of the Star of Bethlehem.  The artist Peter Walker was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘The starry Night’.

Starry Starry night has also had an engagement aspect whereby each star has a message written upon it. Each individual star becomes part of the collective overall constellation of stars in the final sculpture. 

Chester Cathedral – 2020

Starry Starry Night was commissioned by Chester Cathedral as a centre piece to the Cathedral during December 2020- end January 2021. The illuminated installation is over 9m tall and designed as an abstract constellation of stars around a single star of Bethlehem.

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Lichfield Cathedral – 2017

Peter Walker worked alongside 5000 pupils from 13 local schools to create “Starry Starry Night” which was on display during the cathedrals Christmas Illuminations.

Thousands of individual gold stars, written with messages of peace and Christmas wishes were hung from the cathedrals chapter house ceiling.

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