Strange pilgrimage elements of a narrative
BA (Hons) Illustration Lecturers Emily Mitchell and Matthew Richardson have collaborated with Leah Fusco and Mireille Fauchon of UCA / RCA on a collaborative project: ‘Strange Pilgrimage: Elements of a Narrative’. The project took Chaucer’s ‘The Canterbury Tales’ as a starting point, originating in a car journey the four illustrators took, moving through and stopping off at locations on the ‘Pilgrims Way’ – the route that Chaucer’s pilgrims travelled. Using the four medieval elements to frame the work, Leah Fusco (water), Mireille Fauchon (air), Emily Mitchell (earth) and Matthew Richardson (fire) explored different elements of the narrative. The project included a symposium, workshops, exhibition and new publications. ‘Strange Pilgrimage: Elements of a Narrative’ is at The Beanery House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury, 11 March – 6 April 2017.