Creation: A Celebration - Bible Society

Creation: A Celebration

Celebrating the crossover between art, the creation story and the Bible.

Have you ever wondered how you can bring the beauty of the Bible to life in your local area? Creation: A Celebration could be the answer. It’s a mesmerising mixed-media art installation based on the creation story Bible verses which you can host – providing you with everything you need to run high quality biblical art exhibitions in your church or community.

About the tapestry panels

The 42 breathtaking panels of embroidery, painting and mixed-media are a luminescent piece of storytelling which took two years to complete. The tapestries are based on Bible verses about creation from Genesis 1–2, and is rich in detail, vitality and is even humorous – helping viewers to reconnect with the natural world through a blend of historic and contemporary artistry.

The tapestry panels, by artist Sue Symons, were completed in the summer of 2009, and were displayed at Bath Abbey alongside the Bath Diptychs. Creation: A Celebration is now able to be displayed around the country at churches and other public venues as a celebration of the crossover between art, the Bible and – of course – creation. 

Key facts

  • The 42 tapestries are in 22 frames, and extend over nearly 50 feet in total.
  • Creation: A Celebration took 2 years to create by hand.
  • The panels have been framed and made available for exhibition thanks to the donation of a generous benefactor.
  • There is an accompanying book to the exhibition, published by Shepheard-Walwyn, which is available to buy from the Bible Society Online Shop.

 

To host Creation: A Celebration

  1. Team up with a local public building – like a library, school, church, museum or perhaps a stately home – any location where the art can be displayed to bring the beauty of the Bible to life for the local community.
  2. Exhibit the tapestries and host a variety of activities and promotional pieces around the exhibition.
  3. Stock postcards and copies of the book Creation to sell alongside the artwork as a reminder of the exhibition and to support the artists – proceeds from sales will contribute to the development of the artist's next piece of work.

Next steps

If you’re interested in booking Creation: A Celebration, email our team at contactus@biblesociety.org.uk. Alternatively call us on 01793 418222, and ask for Matthew or Elaine from the Creation Arts team. For more information, please download our flyer.

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