Alcantara - Beyond the Wells Exhibition
Friday 9th March - Saturday 10th March
An Exhibitionin the Cloisters of Wells Cathedral from 5th March to 18th March 2018
Alcantara … beyond the Wells is an exciting project by Somerset artist Peter Lawrence and Jordanian soprano and artist Zeina Barhoum. Peter will be at the exhibition every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 2pm to answer any questions you may have.
Alcantara is an Arabic word meaning “bridge”, and the exhibition will feature landscapes and impressions of Wells, Somerset, Europe and the Arab world by Peter, previously exhibited in the Bishop’s Palace, Wells.
The exhibition of art forms the basis of a book containing the paintings complemented by prose and poetry from writers in Somerset and the Levant region. The book can be enjoyed for its vibrant and thought-provoking art but will also challenge its readers to reflect on the cultural and historic bridges and the western involvement in the Levant and resulting implications and responsibilities. All royalties and proceeds from the book will be donated to three charities working with refugees and displaced people in the UK, Jordan and Palestine: Abide, Souriyat Across Borders and GapArt.
The project is supported by Arts Council England.