The Art of Worship is an innovative artist residency, taking place within the heart of the Cathedral.
Leading British liturgical artists Martin Earle and James Blackstone will be undertaking the residency within a custom-built studio in the Cathedral’s North Transept until March 2022. The project has been developed with celebrated liturgical artist Aidan Hart. All three draw on the same spiritual wells as the Cathedral’s first builders and employ many of the same techniques, including egg tempera, fresco, water gilding, carving, and hand-cut glass mosaic.
Visitors to the Cathedral are invited to observe these timeless, intricate techniques in the setting of a busy working studio. Martin Earle is at work on a crucifix for the Beda College in Rome and James Blackstone is making a mosaic of St Dominic for Chichester Cathedral.
Martin Earle is a Catholic artist specializing in works for churches and the sacred liturgy.
James Blackstone is an Anglican artist with a background in teaching and ministry.
Aidan Hart is a member of the Orthodox Church, and has been a professional iconographer for over thirty years.