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Holy City at The Washington National Cathedral

Created by Brian Whelan for the Cathedral, Holy City is a series of nine paintings representing the three Abrahamic faiths: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. When displayed together, the panels create a work of art 9 x 12 feet.  The work will be displayed at The Cathedral from September 2016 to January 2017.  In this short video produced by the Cathedral, Brian talks about the inspirations for the work.

Go to Forthcoming Exhibitions for more information including details of the Reception on September 15th 2016 or download the press release here.

Edith Cavell Exhibition Arrives in Norwich

cavellbrussels250Brian Whelan's The Passion of Edith Cavell, a polyptych of fourteen paintings arrives in Norwich Cathedral for September and October 2015. The work was commisioned by Norwich Cathedral, where Edith Cavell is buried, to commemorate the centenial of her death.

The Passion of Edith Cavell received its world premiere in Washington National Cathedral in July 2014 before travelling to Brussels Cathedral for an exhibiton in July and August 2015.  Now the work has reached the end of its journey and will form an integral part of a series of events at Norwich Cathedral to commemorate the life and death of Edith Cavell including a Graveside Commemoration on October 10 and a Commemorative Service on October 12th, 100 years to the day since Edith Cavell's execution.

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"...Brian is an artist of great skill, depth, and integrity, informed by both medieval and contemporary sensibilities."

Rev. Dr Peter Doll, Canon Librarian, Norwich Cathedral.

“…a visionary painter…”
Meryl Doney, Curator for Wallspace All Hallows on the Wall

“Looking at a Whelan painting is like looking at a stained glass window, through the eyes of Bart Simpson.”
Writer and critic Steven Martin

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