Two unique mosaic exhibitions and one very special Cathedral

Tuesday April 26 2011

The British Association for Modern Mosaics is staging two mosaic exhibitions in the inspiring setting of Lichfield Cathedral from April 29th until May 30th. Housed in two unique exhibition spaces, the Cathedral Chapter House and the South Transept, the exhibitions will be open to the public free of charge throughout the month of May. The exhibition will be open 10am until 4.30pm weekdays and Saturdays and 12 until 3pm on Sundays.

Over a year ago, fifteen mosaic artists were selected by a panel of experts, including representatives from the Cathedral, local art society and art school to produce works to celebrate the 400th year of the King James Bible. Each artist has chosen to express their vision in their own way, influenced by the text or other sources reflecting on the Bible.

 Ann Holdway, exhibition co-ordinator said of the exhibition:
“We are grateful to have been given the opportunity to show these mosaics in a venue that is so steeped in history.  Great churches have always housed and encouraged the arts and Lichfield Cathedral is continuing this tradition by allowing the use of this unique space and giving us the help and practical support needed to mount this exhibition.”

The artists have been inspired to interpret this in many different ways using a myriad of materials to delight and raise your spirits as you peruse each exhibit.

Canon Pete Wilcox, Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral commented:

“The 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James’ Bible has rightly been attracting significant attention this year, and this exhibition is a welcome part of a series of events to mark this celebration here at Lichfield Cathedral.  We are delighted to be working with the British Association of Modern Mosaics on this project’. 

British Association for Modern Mosaics (
Launched in 1999 aims to promote, encourage and support excellence in contemporary mosaic art and to promote public awareness of it and of the artists creating mosaics. Three hundred members and includes both professional and amateur mosaic artists, as well as those with a general interest in the medium from the UK and abroad.

For further information please contact Jo Burkinshaw, Education and Outreach Officer at Lichfield Cathedral on 01543 306240 or at