Over 50 years ago, following the near destruction of Coventry Cathedral in November 1940, Sir Basil Spence drew together the most celebrated and distinguished of the country’s artists and craftsmen, such as Sir Jacob Epstein, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, John Hutton, Geoffrey Clarke and Elisabeth Frink, to create a wealth of contemporary Christian art to adorn the newly rebuilt Cathedral - his “Casket of Jewels”.
As part of their 2012 Golden Jubilee celebrations, the Cathedral has commissioned a very special exhibition. “Journey into the Light” is a display of original sketches, models and design studies, many of which have never before been seen in public.
Panelock was honoured to support Coventry Cathedral's magnificent exhibition by providing the display walls on to which many of the treasures, some quite sizeable, have been mounted. Placed around the aisles of the Cathedral, Panelock Gallery Display System 200 free standing units lead the visitor on their own journey of insight into the inspiration and thoughts behind the artwork from crosses, candlesticks, kneelers, vestments and tapestries to sculptures and windows.