Tickets: FREE
Coventry Cathedral Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB
Until Sat 3 Jul 2021
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Giant Waves by Hiroko Imada

Fri 2 Jul 2021 to Sat 3 Jul 2021
Coventry Cathedral
Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB
FREE

Please note Coventry Cathedral is closed to the public all day on Sunday 4 July, 12pm to 1.30pm on Wednesday 14 July and all day on Wednesday 28 July.

Activities and events labelled as 'Taking Place In Cov 2021' have not been produced or commissioned by Coventry City of Culture Trust but are taking place during the City of Culture year.

After the successful interactive installation work: Making Waves – the official event of ‘Hokusai, Beyond the Great Wave’ in the Great Court of the British Museum in 2017, Imada was asked to create an interactive installation work together with pupils from Coventry schools and it became a project called ‘Making Waves’.

The Making Waves project is formed in 3 parts and this interactive installation at the Coventry Cathedral is the last part of this project.

Imada runs 4 Japanese woodblock printmaking workshops with 40 pupils of Coventry in mid June for them to create prints expressing ‘Waves’ and from these 40 carved blocks more prints produced by other pupils who weren’t able to participate the workshop to add on to the main installation work created by Imada.

Imada created a giant paper installation represent “Waves’ as a starting point, then through discussion with selected pupils who participated in the workshops pupil’s prints will be added onto the main installation work.

The ‘Waves’ here is to represent ‘Hope and Future’ and to celebrate life itself. The event founded by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and supported by Awagami Factory.

You can view Imada’s ‘Making Waves’ during Cathedral opening hours on Friday 2 July from 10am to 4pm.


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