The Passion of Edith Cavell at Brussels Cathedral

cavellTNOn the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the execution of Edith Cavell in Schaerbeek, Brussels Cathedral is hosting a polyptych by Brian Whelan, commissioned by Norwich Cathedral, evoking the life of this remarkable woman.

The official opening was on July 12th at 3pm, in the presence of Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium, and the exhibition ran from July 12th to August 23rd 2015.

 

See a review of the exhibition in La Libre Belgium here.

 

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

“The best way I could describe Brian would be to call him the rock & roll painter.”
Paul McGuinness of the Popes

“It’s as if a medieval stone mason had been given a box of paints.”
Brother Vaughan, Society of St. Francis

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