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5790408Yinka Shonibare CBE: Creatures Of The Mappa Mundi
DateThursday 24th January 2019 to Saturday 1st June 2019
DescriptionInternationally celebrated artist Yinka Shonibare is creating new quilt artworks for Hereford Cathedral, commissioned by Meadow Arts. Creatures of the Mappa Mundi is inspired by the Mappa Mundi (the largest medieval map of the world to survive to the present day). Shonibare has invited diverse Herefordshire groups of people to contribute to the project by coming together for sewing sessions, intended to spark debate on current hot topics, including the environment and immigration. Groups from the Courtyard Hereford's Creative Ageing project; Diploma in Art & Design students from Hereford College of Arts; Rose Tinted Rags and charity for disabled people, Echo; young people from SHYPP (Supported Housing for Young People Project) and Hereford River Carnival will all be sewing textiles as part of the project. The Hereford Mappa Mundi is a remarkable artefact with rich illustrations, some depicting strange people and animals, drawn by artists from various myths or the exaggerated descriptions of travellers to far off lands. Shonibare was inspired by these creatures to create a series of figures both realistic and supernatural, for a series of textile hangings.
Time(s)From Jan 24, Jan 24-Apr 1, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, last adm 3.30pm, Apr 2-Jun 1, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, last adm 4.30pm, closed Good Fri, ends Jun 1
LocationHereford Cathedral
Pricefree, plus Mappa Mundi adm £5, NUS £5, family £8-£14
Telephone No.01432 374200
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Hereford Cathedral
AddressCathedral Close
Telephone No.01432 374200
Opening timesCathedral daily 08.00-18.00. Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition Easter-Oct Mon-Sat 10.00-16.15, Sun 11.00-15.15. Oct-Easter: Mon-Sat 11.00-15.15. The Mappa Mundi & Chained Library will be closed 11-24 Jan for cleaning, and 21-28 July to install the Internation Mappa Mundi Exhibition
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