An historic York house will be all aglow this festive season – thanks to a new luminous installation.
New art is planned alongside the beautiful Christmas decorations at the Bar Convent on Blossom Street.
A spokesperson for the convent said: “Gather your loved ones for a visit to the Bar Convent this festive season as our historic house becomes aglow with a twinkling tree, dazzling decorations and an exciting new luminous installation as part of this year’s Christmas experience ‘Let there be Light’.”
The light installation will be against the backdrop of the Bar Convent’s 18th century chapel.
You can also experience the Georgian parlour dressed for Christmas, a special display in the exhibition and a traditional Christmas lunch in the café.
Let there be Light! is at the Bar Convent from 28 November to 19 December.
The installation, Hope: Shadow and Light is a collaborative community work of art that not only responds to the Bar Convent’s Christmas theme but is part of a global drawing campaign originating in Viborg, Denmark; one of York’s fellow UNESCO Creative Cities of Media Arts.
The project, in partnership with York arts charity, New Visuality, and installation artist, Nick Walters will see more than 200 drawings from 15 countries on five continents projected in the Bar Convent’s Chapel dome alongside work created in York as part of #DrawWithDenmark – Green Together 2023 Campaign.
The global campaign illustrates that creativity can be used to generate positive change in a way that can make the world come together.
Those who have taken part in the campaign are local schools Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and St George’s RC Primary, learners from Blueberry Academy, ESOL students from York College, and even York’s Civic Party, led by the Lord Mayor of York himself.
All art will be distilled into video installation in the exhibition and Chapel.