Northern Lights installation at York Minster
York Minster is becoming well known for its spectacular light installations, with the works of Jason Bruges featuring in 2016 and more recently the Northern Lights installation in June 2018.
Designed by artists Ross Ashton and Karen Monid from The Projection Studio, and featuring recordings from the York Minster Choir, the Northern Lights installation transformed the Minster’s cavernous Nave with images and audio inspired by its stained glass and stone.
The past eight days has seen a return to the Minster for this installation which was, once again, a complete sell-out. Monies raised by the events are going towards the £11M, 20-year campaign to protect and preserve all 128 of the Minsters stained glass windows.
Not only does this gives an idea of the vast scale possible for stained glass art installations, but it also highlights the popularity of such work. Furthermore, it emphasises the importance of having the right venue: I am determined to ensure that my work is exhibited within Christ Church Cathedral, the most well-known and most visited chapel within Oxford.