Altar Frontals from Portugal

Published: 10 March 2017

Cristina Rodrigues a former resident of Manchester and Portuguese artist is preparing an art installation for Manchester Cathedral that will be inaugurated in the autumn of 2017.

Cristina’s project involves creating seven textile works for four of Manchester Cathedral’s altars and it is the product of a partnership with the Municipality of Castelo Branco, a town in the interior central area of Portugal, home to the sumptuous and noblest of Portuguese embroideries, known as the Castelo Branco Embroidery.

On Thursday 9 March, the Dean visited the workshop in Portugal where the artwork is to be produced.


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