The Word - A Reflection on the King James Bible

Friday, 2 September 2011 - Monday, 19 December 2011
Location: Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury, United Kingdom
Organisation: Sarum College
Topic: Bible


The Messenger by Peter Eugene Ball

This exhibition departs from those events celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible which focus on language. Before widespread literacy and the availability of the Bible either in English or in print, its stories were told through stained glass, sculpture and engravings.

With this precedent for spreading the Word through visual art in mind, Sarum College will be filled with works in sculpture and lettering on stone, glass and fabric by artists including Peter Eugene Ball, Frederic Chevarin ARBS, Zoe Cull and Alex Evans, Robyn Fri 22 Golden-Hann, Elizabeth Herkströter, Giles Macdonald, Mary Noble (calligrapher), Suzanne Redstone ARBS, Tracey Sheppard FGE and Roger Stephens.

Each exhibit is a unique reflection on the cultural importance of the King James Bible and its contribution to society through Christianity.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Opening hours are Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm.

Historic Royal Palaces The American Bible Society Nida The City of London The Scottish Bible Society