Fragments – images from a vaulted ceiling
Edmund gallery, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Following her work as project artist for St Edmundsbury Cathedral during the building of the central tower (see below), Lillias watched the consruction of the vaulted ceiling that now sits at the top of the tower itself. She drew the individual sections being carved, pieced together and later re-assembled and decorated on site. Her work came together in an exhibtion, ‘Fragments – images of a vaulted ceiling’, in November 2011 and a 36 page, fully illistrated book accompanied the exhibtion.
Watch video (1.20 mins) by kind permission Freeland Rees Roberts Architects
Wildwood Gallery, Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
In 2010 Lillias painted 2-3 still life paintings a week culminating in an exhibition, ‘A – Z of still life’. 24 of the 26 paintings were sold and a percentage of the sales were donated to the Artists’ General Benevolent Institution (AGBI – charity no 212667) for whom Lillias was the 2010/11 RI steward.” I find still life a good discipline – it keeps my eye in. But, equally, it can give ordinary objects a new life where their simplicity can be evocative and symbolic. Since July I have done about 2 – 3 paintings a week, each representing a letter from the alphabet. It has been an intimate and absorbing project.”
24 of the 26 paintings were sold and a percentage of the sales were donated to the Artists’ General Benevolent Institution (AGBI – charity no 212667) for whom Lillias was the 2010/11 RI steward.
The Millennium Tower 2000 – 2005 St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Symbolically taking place at the start of the third millennium, the Suffolk Cathedral Millennium Project included the completion of the central tower, the north transept, part of the cloisters and two new chapels at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk. Built to last a thousand years, it is one of only a few Millennium Lottery projects with a spiritual significance. Lillias was project artist during the construction of the tower. Her work culminated in a very successfull exhibiton, the production of an illustrated book with an essay by Ronald Blythe and her personal response to the project, the Cross Series, which toured to several cathedrals.
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