Lincoln museum to get life-size chapel

A new centrepiece will take the stage at a local museum in the form of a life-size contemporary version of Lincoln Cathedral’s iconic Russell Chantry Murals.

Inspired by the murals produced for Lincoln Cathedral by Duncan Grant of the famous Bloomsbury Group, The Russell Chantry: Lothar Götz / Duncan Grant was built inside The Collection over a nine-day installation period and will open on Saturday, February 13.

The piece has been commissioned by German artist Lothar Götz.

The exhibition will feature a number of Grant’s preparatory studies for his murals, examples of other artworks made by Götz in response to sacred spaces and spirituality, and highlights from the Methodist Art Collection.

The show will also include a new commission for The Collection’s unique sound wall by artist David McSherry, which mirrors the aesthetic of Götz’s paintings in a remix of sacred music.

In addition, there are complementary events, including a talk by Götz himself.

Ashley Gallant from The Collection said: “This exhibition draws on the history and heritage of the arts in the county as the basis for an exciting new work by a contemporary artist, creating a new piece from and for Lincolnshire.”