Four Hares and a Rainbow: An exhibition of paintings by Michael Cook at Derby Cathedral

29/05/2023 - 09/07/2023, Various

Derby Cathedral

Iron Gate




Derby Cathedral is a special place of prayer, worship and hospitality set at the heart of the city.

Four Hares and a Rainbow: An exhibition of paintings by Michael Cook at Derby Cathedral

Derby poet and writer Tina Hook died in 2012, leaving artist Michael Cook four short poems about her pilgrimage to Orkney, on the understanding that they would one day form part of an exhibition.

Four Hares and a Rainbow is the result, and consists of four large paintings by Michael Cook, as well as two pieces by lettering artist Elizabeth Forrest, with Tina’s poems also on display.

These moving and joyful works have been designed to relate to their surroundings in Derby Cathedral, as well as to Tina’s words.

Michael Cook is an artist based in Melbourne, Derbyshire and is owner of The Manger Gallery which specialises in imaginative and spiritual artwork.

Elizabeth Forrest is a Welsh-born lettering artist and papermaker who lives and works in Chesterfield.

Chrissie Hall runs courses and workshops which facilitate the writing of life stories.

There will also be two Creative Writing Workshops taking place as part of the exhibition. Whether you’re an accomplished writer, or you’ve never written anything except a shopping list before, join our relaxed, friendly creative writing workshop run by Chrissie Hall.

The workshops will take place on Saturday 10th June and Wednesday 21st June.

For more detail on the workshops click the links above.

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