Strange Pilgrimage: Elements of a Narrative
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury. 11 March - 9 April 2017
The work in this exhibition originated in a car journey that four illustrators took together, moving through and stopping off at locations on the ‘Pilgrims Way’ - the route that Chaucer’s pilgrims travelled. Through shared conversation, encounters and re-readings, the illustrators have distilled the experience into new images and objects, re-casting Chaucer’s narrative in a contemporary context.
Using the four medieval elements to frame the work, Leah Fusco (water), Mireille Fauchon (air), Emily Mitchell (earth) and Matthew Richardson (fire) explore different elements of a narrative.