Artist Nicola Dale’s artwork ‘Between’, a sculpture in two parts, which was formally exhibited at Manchester Cathedral and at Didsbury Islamic Centre, from 3rd October until 27th November 2013 was exhibited at the British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) form 30th January to 31st March 2014.
The idea for the two life-sized archways, meticulously hand-decorated with abstract shapes derived from doubled ‘negative spaces’ within photographs taken during a walk between the two venues, sprang from knowledge the artist gained whilst attending study group sessions organised by both venues. Forming a unique visual language especially for the two groups, the arches are powerful symbols which mark out a passage-way without barriers and a reminder of the link between the two communities.
A publication, containing a conversation between the artist and the curator, thought-provoking articles by the Mosque’s Imam, a Cathedral Canon and an academic from the University of Salford, and poetry from internationally recognised contributors, accompanies and informs the exhibition.
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