After one year and a half of planning and preparations, the world-renowned iconographer, Aidan Hart has arrived at the University of Lancaster to complete one of the largest secco paintings that he has ever done and the first at any academic institution in the UK.
Just returning from Houston, where he has been working on a splendid series of mosaics at St George's Basilica, Aidan will be being joined by two of his proteges, and will hopefully complete the work over the next two weeks.
Over the past two days, tower scaffolding has been erected, paints have been assembled and enormous pre-preapred transfers have been stuck to the wall, so that the image in outline could be transferred to the lime-plastered wall. The first brush strokes this evening have released the face of Moses.
If you would like to follow progress of the project over the next few weeks, we have a time-lapse camera recording the event. Rarely has an artist been recorded in this way, and the aim is to help a wider public to consider what is involved in putting together great art.
If you would like to be part of this project and to support this project with an donation, you can make a bequest at the Catholic Chaplaincy MyDonate page. You are also invited to an introduction and time of question and answer with Aidan Hart at 2pm on Wednesday 8 March in the Catholic Chapel.