'Carpet' is a new temporary installation within the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory which both celebrates the visit of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the North East and the role of colour created on the island.
'Carpet' is made from over 30,000 glass jars of ink arranged on the grass in patterns taken from the Lindisfarne Gospels. Measuring over 100 square metres, the intensity of the colour will transform the lower end of the Priory and will become particularly magical in sunlight.
The installation has been specially commissioned from artist Steve Messam by English Heritage for the setting of the Priory, and will be installed from Monday 24 June.
On Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June there is opportunity to assist in the creation of this work. Four participants can help Steve place the jars in either of two sessions each day. Sessions run at 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. Places are limited and booking is essential with Lindisfarne Priory on 01289 389200. There will also be the opportunity to assist Steve with dismantling the display on Tuesday 9 July. (Participants must be aged 14 and above. No experience necessary. Please dress appropriately for weather. Check tide times in advance to plan your participation.)
This installation has been made possible with the support of Arts Council England.
Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day.