4th March, 2016

Peak District Artisans in ‘A Derbyshire Passion’, Derby Cathedral’s Stations of the Cross Installation

Five Peak District Artisans are among fifteen Derbyshire artists that have been commissioned by Derby Cathedral.

From Saturday, March 12th, 2016, ‘A Derbyshire Passion’ will be installed in the Cathedral nave, featuring diverse reinterpretations of the ‘Stations of the Cross’. The ‘Stations’ date back to the very earliest Christian centuries, and traditionally depict fourteen specific moments in Jesus’ journey with the Cross, ending with the Crucifixion.

Peak District Artisans, Sue Prince, Jenny Mather, Elizabeth Forrest, John Rattigan and Ingrid Karlsson are each working on their own interpretations. PDA chair and member, Ingrid Karlsson said: “It’s exciting to see this small group of Peak District Artisans coming together as we create our own works using a range of approaches, including painting, drawing, textiles and lettering.”

In ‘A Derbyshire Passion’, this very traditional form of Lent reflection has been revolutionised by Derby Cathedral and the group of artists working on the project, including five from the celebrated Peak District Artisans group. A fifteenth ‘Station’ will be installed depicting the Resurrection, and the project will feature works in a diverse range of materials.

“The project is intended not only for individual contemplation, but works featured are going to play a big part in the Holy Week and Easter worship at the Cathedral,” said The Revd Dr Elizabeth Thomson, Canon Missioner. “The artists have been truly creative in facing the challenge of depicting a traditional part of the Christian story in a contemporary form.”
‘A Derbyshire Passion: The Stations of the Cross’ will feature in the Cathedral nave from March 12th, 2016 until April 1st, 2016. Admission is free, all are welcome.