6th Dec, 2016

Shakespeare-inspired artwork on display at Holy Trinity Church

Stratford Editorial 7th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A SHAKESPEARE inspired art exhibition tracing life from the cradle to the grave can now be seen at at Holy Trinity Church – where the Bard himself was christened and buried.

Stratford-born artist Jonathan Waller was commissioned to create a seven-piece installation inspired by the ‘Seven Ages of Man’ soliloquy from As You Like It.

Revd Patrick Taylor said: “In this 400th anniversary year, we wanted to make a connection between the work of William Shakespeare and the message of the Christian faith.

“Through these striking pictures we hope to communicate the fact that the good news of Jesus Christ is for all people, for all time, in every stage of life. No matter what our background, age or status, each of us is known and loved by the God who created us.”

The re-imagined work will be displayed in the church until September and the pieces will also be available to buy for £3,000 each.

Mr Waller – whose work can be found in collections of both the Tate Gallery in London and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art – was also christened in Holy Trinity Church, and is senior lecturer in Fine Art at Coventry University.