Addo are pleased to announce that interdisciplinary artist Angela Davies, will spend the next six months working in the Translator’s Chapel at St.Asaph’s Cathedral responding to and exploring the boarder nature and contemporary meaning of ‘pilgrimage’. Defined as a ‘pilgrim’s journey’ or ‘a journey to a place of particular interest or significance’ the role of pilgrimage in church life and history is a long and important one. The after-effects of pilgrimage in particular, are a rich source of imagery for an artist with the potential to question the lasting consequences of transformative change and development these journeys often bring.
The residency is a joint initiative between St Asaph Cathedral and the Arts Council of Wales. The aim of which is to engage high quality artists practice with a range of audiences and communities. The project will be curated and managed by Addo.
Commenting on her new project, Angela said:
“It will be a privilege to work in such a fantastic space like the Cathedral. Pilgrimage is not necessarily a physical journey but embarking on any journey and having a reflective and perhaps spiritual experience to inform the direction that one may take.”
“I’m trying not to have any preconceived ideas in terms of what this work will be just yet because I think it’s about working alongside people to discover what this theme of pilgrimage means to them.”
The Dean at St Asaph Cathedral the Very Revd Nigel Williams is delighted to have secured Angela’s services as the Cathedral’s first ever artist in residence. He said:
“I hope that the ambience of the Cathedral will be an inspiration to Angela and that the centuries of prayer in this place will be reflected in her work.”
For more information about the artist visit her website: www.angeladaviesartist.co.uk
Or twitter: @angelaartist