Creation: A Celebration

Have you ever wondered how you can share the beauty of Scripture with others in your local area? Creation: A Celebration is a mesmerising art installation available for you to host, providing you with everything you need to run a high quality Biblical art exhibition at an affordable price.

About the Work

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

The work was completed in the summer of 2009, and was displayed at Bath Abbey alongside the Bath Diptychs. Following the donation of a generous benefactor, the panels were able to be framed and held in the care of Bible Society. Thanks to this benefactor and the ongoing work of Bible Society’s arts team, Sue’s work is now able to be displayed around the country as a celebration of the crossover between art, the Bible and – of course – creation.  
 

Key Facts

  • The 42 panels 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

 

About hosting Creation: A Celebration

1. We ask that venues host the art in a public place. As such, you might like to consider teaming up with a local public building - such as a library, a school, a museum or perhaps a stately home - where the art might be displayed in a mission-focussed context.

2. We ask that venues host the art for a period of at least one month. This avoids excess wear and tear on the artwork as it is transported from place to place, and will ensure that you as a host can plan a variety of activities and promotional pieces around the art.

3. We also ask that venues stock postcards and copies of the book Creation, which would be available for sale alongside the artwork, in order to contribute to the development of the artist's next piece of work. 

The Cost

  • There is no charge to you for the loan of the exhibition but if you would like to send a donation after your exhibition period to help us cover the costs, that would be really apprecitated.

Next Steps

If you are interested in booking Creation: A Celebration’, you should contact Bible Society at contactus@biblesociety.org.uk or on 01793 418222, and you will be put in touch with Matthew or Elaine from the Creation Arts team.

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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