Arthur and Mary’s trip to Leicester

Wednesday 17th October see the opening of an exhibition at Bishop Street Methodist Church in Leicester. The exhibition will be varied and unusual because each piece has been made from a part of the old pipe organ. 

Earlier this year there was an open invitation for artists to deposit £10 in exchange for a pipe or circuit boar, which they could take away and keep or make something with. Work could but did not have to relate to the title of the exhibition Venite’. Although many of the pieces will no doubt be prophetic in nature or based around the makers spiritual belief this was not a requirement either. 

And so Arthur and Mary Crumphorn were born or should I say deceased? Chapter one in the ‘Laid to Rest’ project the piece reflects the vital role pipe organs played in the couple’s tragically ordinary love story. 

The work comes with a memory-zine to take away and the full obituary as written by Angelica Frankle in her unpublished manuscript ‘The Artful Obituary’. Later this month I will post up a little video flick through the book of memories and treasure’s that Mary kept and a copy of the said obituary on the ‘Laid to Rest’ page. For now you will have to make do with a couple of little pictures and planning a trip to Bishop Street Methodist Church.  


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