Exhibition of glass plates at Coventry Cathedral

Exhibition of glass plates at Coventry Cathedral

Large scale glass plate portraits from our collaborative portrait project, 'My New Brain' made with the wet plate collodion process will be exhibited at Coventry Cathedral from 2nd - 5th March 2023.

The project aims to celebrate the resiliance of people's experiences of neurodiversity and stroke and raise awareness of the impact of this. It was planned by friend and co-collaborator Jason Scott Tilley following his experience of stroke during the covid lockdowns and his resulting vascular dementia. The process of making the portraits allowed for a sharing of experiences and technical development of photographic skills.

The exhibition explores the material of glass in the installation within the space of the Wyley Chapel. The chapel is an important space to the Cathedral but is rarely opened. It was used for the Christmas service in 1940 following the blitz by Provost Howard which was broadcast worldwide and is well known for its message of reconciliation.

Further information about the exhibition is here and more images and experiences that were shared during the project can be viewed on my website here.

This project was made possible by funding support from Heart of England Community Foundation.