Holy Writ: Modern Jewish, Christian and Islamic Calligraphy is a major exhibition in Lichfield Cathedral from 26 April to 15 June 2014, displaying work by contemporary calligraphers and lettering artists who, whilst working in the traditions of the three Abrahamic faiths, use modern techniques and ideas to convey the written word. The exhibition includes sculpture, woodcarving, digital animation and textile art, as well as two-dimensional work.
Leading calligraphers are creating work specifically for the exhibition and some work will be borrowed from the British Museum. Historical context will be provided by the Cathedral’s own St Chad’s Gospels and by ancient Jewish and Islamic documents from the British Library.
A programme of lectures, discussions and practical workshops, with activities appropriate to all ages and levels of interest, will accompany the exhibition.
Please look out for further information over the coming months.