September –
October 2016

Hastings
Bexhill
Battle
Normandy
Inspired by the 950th
anniversary of the
Battle of Hastings

1066 - A Medieval Mosaic

1066 - A Medieval Mosaic
Open to the public seven days a week, from 10am until 5pm, 13 August - 28 October 2016 at Crypt Gallery, St Mary in the Castle, 6-8 Pelham Arcade, Hastings, TN34 3AF. Admission by donation.

Comprised of 3,000,000 pieces of spring steel the Medieval Mosaic holds the Guinness World Record as the largest steel mosaic. The artwork, measuring 64 metres in length and weighing 450kg, is a complete re-creation of the Bayeux Tapestry and was created over 20 years by Michael Linton.

In addition to the original scenes captured in the Bayeux Tapestry, father and daughter team Michael and Rachael Linton have combined their talents to create the untold stories of 1066.

An 8 metre 'Finale' section, taking 5 years to research and complete, tells the story from the end of the Battle of Hastings to the crowning of William the Conqueror on Christmas Day 1066.

The 22 metre insert, taking a further eight years to complete, tells the story of the Battle of Fulford Gate and the Battle of Stamford Bridge, which preceded the Battle of Hastings.

This 33-year artistic odyssey has resulted in a truly unique masterpiece. The artwork has been on display in Geraldine, New Zealand since September 2001 and will soon set sail to tour around the United Kingdom.

The Medieval Mosaic will first be displayed from August to October 2016 at the Crypt Gallery, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. This exhibition will be part of the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and has been made possible by the efforts of Hastings Borough Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATES: 13 August - 28 October 2016