14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017



14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 Oct at 10:00 AM
1 Nov - 3 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM


Precincts admission charges apply


The Tapestry of Light: Intersections of Illumination reimagines the medieval Angers Tapestries of the Apocalypse as a set of artworks.

Blurring the edges between art and design, intersecting with science through its materials, it explores new forms of technological approaches in illumination while echoing the medieval Angers Apocalypse through a vibrant contemporary voice.

The Cathedral’s Chapter House is a dramatic setting for artist Irene Barberis’ glowing tapestry, immersing the viewer in a neon coloured story of war, peace and the promise of hope. This internationally significant work is a giant illuminated tapestry, spread across 14 panels, 36 metres long by 3 metres high, made from glowing fibres of threads and light especially constructed using nanoparticle technology developed at the RMIT Design Research Institute.

Visit Canterbury Cathedral website for opening times and programme information including exhibition talks, tours and creative workshops, and details about the Black Prince conference. 


Venue: Cathedral Chapter House, Canterbury Cathedral Precincts, CT1 2EH

Opening Times: 10am – 5pm (Mon-Sat only)



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