Creation: A Celebration

Creation: A Celebration by Sue Symons is a mesmerising art installation, based on the book of Genesis, to be hosted by horizonfest, from 1 to 21 July 2013.

Week 1  
Monday 1 July 10-00 to 3-00 pm
Tuesday 2 July Closed to the public – open for booked school visits
Wed 3 – Fri 5 July 10-00 to 3-00 pm
Saturday 6 July 10-00 to 5-00 pm
Sunday 7 July 12-00 to 3-00 pm
Week 2  
Mon 8 - Sat 13 July As for week 1
Sunday 14 July 12-00 to 4-00 pm Sharrow Vale Market
Week 3  
Mon 15 to Sat 20 July As for week 1 but also open Tuesday 10-00 to 3-00 pm
Sunday 21st 12-00 to 3-00 pm
Panel from Creation: A Celebration depicting fish and birds

About the Work

Creation: A Celebration at an earlier venueIn Creation: A Celebration Sue Symons has turned to the text of the Genesis account of creation for inspiration. The 42 breathtaking panels of embroidery, painting and mixed-media based on Genesis 1-2 are a luminescent piece of storytelling, which took 2 years to complete. Throughout, the art is rich in detail vitality and even humour – helping viewers to reconnect with the natural world through a blend of historic and contemporary artistry.

Sue Symons began planning Creation: A Celebration in 2007, following completion of her acclaimed Bath Diptychs. The work was completed in the summer of 2009, and was displayed at Bath Abbey. Following the donation of a generous benefactor, the panels were framed and held in the care of the Bible Society. Thanks to this benefactor and the ongoing work of Bible Society’s arts team, Sue’s work is being displayed around the country as a celebration of the crossover between art, the Bible and creation. The Bible Society - opens in a new window welcomes enquiries about displaying Creation: A Celebration around the country. 


Sue Symons returned to Britain from British Columbia in 2005, and she has gained a reputation in the South West for her exquisite artisanship. Besides working on the Bath Diptychs and Creation: A Celebration Sue has written and illustrated her own children’s story, as well as providing illustrations for others.