Sanctuary for a King

Michael Harrison is artist in residence at Leicester Cathedral during the reinterment of King Richard III’s remains. Michael will capture the historic events in a commemorative series of paintings called ‘Sanctuary for a King’ which will  be exhibited The Cank Street Gallery between 6th and 23rd of May.

“It is a great privilege to be present at this unique historical moment.  The discovery of Richard’s remains has captured the imagination of the country and it is a great honor for me to be able to record the events surrounding the reinterment.  I aim to capture the sense of wonder that surrounds this occasion and to record in oil paint the way people have engaged with the story of King Richard which spans over half a century.” Read Harrison’s account of his progress on his blog Sanctuary for a King.


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