Students at Hereford College of Arts are currently working with Hereford Cathedral to produce an exhibition inspired by pilgrimage.
‘The Way’ will bring together the work of over two hundred Level Three students across art & design, music and performing arts who have been responding to the concept of modern day pilgrimage in a variety of mediums.
During the project, students have spent time in the cathedral and have also visited locations on The St Thomas Way, a pilgrimage route from Swansea to Hereford. The St Thomas Way was developed by the University of Southampton, Swansea Museum and Hereford Cathedral and opened to the public in July 2018.
The Dean of Hereford, The Very Revd Michael Tavinor,says: “It’s really exciting for us to be able to explore the concept of pilgrimage with students from HCA, especially as we celebrate seven hundred years of St Thomas Cantilupehere at the cathedral.”
Darren Williams, Course Leader at Hereford College of Arts, says: “This project has enabled our students to engage with a theme they knew very little about beforehand. They have been able to develop their knowledge and appreciation of the subject and discover its benefits in the 21st Century, particularly in terms of wellbeing.”
The exhibition will open to the public on Wednesday 23 October at 6.30pm. During the opening event, music and performing arts students will be performing pieces and photographs will be projected onto the exterior of the cathedral throughout the evening. The exhibition will remain in the cathedral until 4 November 2019.