Mary Branson, Damascus Road installation

Mary Branson is the first visual artist in our 2011 Arts Programme and we are extremely excited and pleased to welcome her to St George’s Church where she will be making a light and sound-piece; Damascus Road. This new work made specifically for St George’s Arts will run the entire length of the Tudor nave, filling the darkened space with light. Mary has been working on more and more ambitious installations in response to places over the last few years and the images illustrating this post are from previous pieces. She has also been talking to local people, recording their stories to make the accompanying sound work. Her installation for us is about that point of wonder or revelation which accompanies a life changing moment.

Artist Mary Branson explores the contemporary understanding of the term ‘Road to Damascus’, as a vivid point or event that provokes a sudden change in our lives. From recorded conversations with the community Mary will be building an audio journey of fragmented personal stories; this will accompany a light installation that will transform this beautiful Tudor church into an intimate space of discovery.

Launch: Thursday 17 March 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Open: Friday 18 – Wednesday 23 March, 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Closing event and Artist’s Talk: Thursday 24 March 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Mary Branson discusses the inspiration behind ‘Damascus Road’


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for more information please phone: 01372 467720 / 077666 88629


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