Lacock - the Batik Banners

September 28, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Recently some of the set of Batik banners created by Toozalii Arts of Salisbury have been displayed in the grounds of Lacock Abbey.

As we were due to drive past Lacock on Sunday (27th September) morning we felt we had to look in. The light was excellent and a light breeze agitated the flags so that the appearances were forever changing subtly.


Sadly they were only to be displayed at Lacock for a couple of weeks as part of a tour of site in the region. Earlier they were shown in Salisbury Cathedral close. I do not know where they are heading next but I do not think the touring exhibition is finished. The banners were made in England from drawings produced in Japan by survivors of the Tsunami.

Incidentally, it was interesting to see some reproductions of paintings by Fox Talbot's daughters in the old Abbey buildings. Apparently it was Fox Talbot's inability to draw or paint (at least to his own satisfaction) that help to direct him towards experimentation with the photographic process.



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