Members Update: Jacqui Parkinson

Jacqui Parkinson is touring Tree of Life and Open Heaven – two displays in one! 

The Tree of Life consists of three large textile panels telling a story of a tree in the Garden in Eden – a tree of crucifixion – and a tree that flourishes for the good of all nations. 

And then the installation Open Heaven as a change of direction: a huge rope ladder that reaches from the floor of the Minster to the heights of the Minster representing the connection between earth and heaven and between us and God.  And low down on the rope ladder visitors stand face to face with a life size figure – a cast of a real young man in his thirties.  Here is Jesus, hanging on the ladder, reaching out to everyone.  Jesus: the one who totally connects earth to heaven and men and women to the Father.

Exhibition dates:

The opening exhibition of Tree of Life with Open Heaven will be at Southwell Minster from Tuesday 15 October – Sunday 1 December 2019.  Then the show will tour to Exeter, St Edmundsbury, Carlisle, Manchester, Guildford, Ripon and Peterborough Cathedrals in 2020.