Mat Collishaw challenges perspectives on faith with new installation at Ushaw
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A new commission from internationally renowned British artist Mat Collishaw will see the artist create a site-specific installation that explores the themes of martyrdom and treason, worship and heresy at Ushaw, the former seminary in County Durham, from 5 July until 3 November.
'Execution of Justice' will be installed in the ornate ante-chapel of the Chapel of St Cuthbert. A large animatronic eagle will 'face off' with one of the treasures of Ushaw, a lectern topped with a bronze sculpture of an eagle designed by Augustus Welby Pugin. In opposition, the eagles will confront each other, Mat's will be able to look around and twitch, raise its wings to full span in a bid to intimidate its more stoic opponent, whilst also teasing and torturing a small mechanical mouse. The eagles tensely represent both victim and aggressor, provoking thoughts of the two opposing viewpoints of Christianity; Protestant and Catholic, martyr and heretic.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£3.00 per ticket type|
|Annual Pass Adults||£6.00 per ticket type|
|Child||£1.00 per ticket type|
Annual pass for children £2 and £14 for a family which allows multiple visits throughout the year.
|Season (5 July 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||11:00||- 15:00|