|Uncovered Angels! (©2013 Francis Downing)|
There is also a beautiful trail brochure available free of charge to download here. This follows JRSS's work through some Yorkshire churches and one London church and is a joy to read and makes me want a bit of a road trip.
|A pulpit at Flockton Church, with panels by Stanhope|
Finally, the Village that Embraced Pre-Raphaelitism (Thank you Simon Brock for that phrase - I enthusiastically embrace Pre-Raphaelitism quite a bit, amongst other things) has got funding to do a community mural, which will be on a series of canvases set in a large frame. Each canvas will be completed by a different group (Mother's Union, Brownies, Schools, the local Art group) and when put together will show a diverse and reflective celebration of the mural that the village has worked so hard to uncover and restore.
Goodness me, I salute the good folk of Hoylandswaine, and am very much looking forward to making the trip up north next year to see the work completed. If you want to know more in the meantime, have a look at the Hoylandswaine Arts page (here) and the blog by Simon Brock, leather wizard and purveyor of gorgeous goods (here).
Go Hoylandswaine go!