Chinese Whispers — May, 2017

Many moons ago members of the guild saw a ‘Chinese Whispers’ exhibition where items were crafted based only on inspiration drawn from the previous person’s work – clearly each piece was a step apart from its predecessor and a number steps from the original art work. It was decided that Durham Guild would attempt their own Chinese Whispers sequence and guild members set about building an exhibition to  be displayed in the World Heritage Visitors’ Centre next to Durham’s Cathedral.

The original inspiration had to be something from the World Heritage site and Angela chose the “Daily Bread” stained glass window within the Cathedral. This window, dedicated on May 2nd 1984, depicts an abstract representation of the Last Supper. It was gifted by the staff of the Durham branch of Marks and Spencer, commemorating the company’s centenary. It is an example of the strong links between the Durham community and its Cathedral. And so the work began…..

Have a look at the blog post about our exhibition for further details by clicking here.



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