Sistine Chapel? Wentworth Woodhouse has the Sixteen Chapel, thanks to ROAR artistsYou’ve heard of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel; now Wentworth Woodhouse has the Sixteen Chapel.
Sixteen volunteers at Rotherham stately home Wentworth Woodhouse are being celebrated – in images on the ceiling of the mansion’s chapel.Their pictures are the work of two local artists, Ken Horne and Chris Slater, who are members of Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance (ROAR).
They came up with the idea of celebrating the volunteers at Wentworth Woodhouse by rendering 16 of them as characters from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling in Rome’s Vatican City.Their images of the volunteers will be projected onto the chapel’s ceiling with digital support from artist Luke Walsh.
“We wanted to pay tribute to the Trust’s volunteers, acknowledge their input and the fact that without them the ‘Phoenix-like’ rise of Wentworth Woodhouse could not be happening,” said Ken, a sculptor and image maker.
The Sixteen Chapel exhibition is free to visit and runs 10am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday from November 3-26, 2021.
Check out the displays at Clifton Park museum and in ROARs window.
Spot yourself in the collage of images from across the years.
This year’s Diversity Festival content, along with previous years, is available to view online here.