New Abbey exhibition for Lent

A new exhibition has opened in Bath Abbey  featuring a series of 12 pictures by Bath-based artist, Marco Cazzulini. The exhibition – Communion, a visual response to the Psalms – will mark the lead up to Easter, when the Abbey recollects the final journey of Christ to his death in Jerusalem.

The pictures are based on the Psalms from the Old Testament and illustrate themes common to our humanity and the humanity of Christ on his journey through opposition and betrayal.

Lent Exhibition - Bath Abbey
Part of the Lent exhibition at Bath Abbey.

The exhibition will be on display until April 2 and will be supported by a series of four evening talks which will illuminate the pictures and make connections with the biblical account of Christ’s journey. Evening talks will take place every Wednesday from 28 February to 21 March, 7:15pm – 9pm.

The artist, Marco Cazzulini, said, “I was prompted by a desire to engage with the Psalms as they continue to reveal themselves within the heart of our humanity. It is an inward journey that rises upward and outward to God. It is a singular approach to a book that is at once deeply personal yet universally luminous. From the individual lament through to communal thanksgiving the scope of the Psalms is broad, rich and provocative.

“To exhibit within Bath Abbey, during Lent, is special. It sets the artworks into a larger context and I hope they will become pieces through which people can pause and reflect on image and original Psalm.”

Stephen Girling, Acting Rector of Bath Abbey said, “We are delighted to be hosting these pictures, the first time they have been on public display.  Marco has immense technical skill, a sincere Christian faith and a deep desire to understand our relationship with God.  We hope these pictures and the accompanying talks will enrich the lives of many as we approach Easter and consider our own humanity in the light of Christ.”