The story of coal and its impact on society and the environment will be told through a new audio-visual work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in the new year.
Entitled ‘Song for Coal’, the exhibition explores the physical and cultural properties of coal and takes a form based on the apocalyptic rose window of Sainte Chapelle, Paris.
Broken down into 152 separate panels, each section of the rose hosts an individual film, and is accompanied by a plainsong based on The Coal Catechism by William Jasper Nicolls.
The exhibition, which coincides with the end of the 30-year anniversary of the UK miners’ strike, is a collaboration between Barnsley-born artist Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, of Macclesfield. It will run in St Bartholomew’s Chapel at Yorkshire Sculpture Park from January 10 until April 19.