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Adam & Eve Paintings

The Adam & Eve Paintings by celebrated artist Edward Kelly
1st June 2019 - 12th July 2019


The striking artwork will be displayed as sixteen large panels in the Cathedral Nave from Saturday 1 June until Friday 12 July. Telling the story of one of the most colourful narratives of all time, the paintings are a celebration of colour and shape which depict Adam and Eve within four sections entitled; Awakening, Garden of Creation, Utopia and Expulsion.

The panels highlight Kelly’s distinctive painting style in which he builds up and layers paint to create bold, vivid imagery with dynamic composition. Colourful symbols including apples, creatures, flowers and snakes sit alongside interpretations of Adam and Eve in an exploration of good and evil.

Kelly, who lives and works in the Wye Valley, was born in Liverpool and studied at Liverpool College of Art between 1963–67. He lectured in painting for twenty-five years at Chelsea College of Art, London and has exhibited in galleries both nationally and internationally.

The Adam & Eve Paintings are located in the North Aisle of Hereford Cathedral.


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Free


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Hereford Cathedral

The current Hereford Cathedral, located at Hereford in England, dates from 1079. Its most famous treasure is Mappa Mundi, a mediƦval map of the world dating from the 13th century. The cathedral is a Grade I listed building.

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