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Accessible & Free Selby Abbey Illumination Event, THE PILGRIM, 22-24 November 2019


“Pilgrim is about what it means to represent and experience light in architecture and landscape. It will tell the story of an imagined pilgrimage by following the journey of the river from the sea, across the land to Selby Abbey and beyond to its source. Through a spellbinding, mesmeric layering of sound and moving image, the work will explore ideas of time and place.”

Award-winning multimedia artist Nayan Kulkarni



Selby Abbey will be dramatically lit up in a spectacular art show in what will be one of the most significant Selby 950 celebration events.

Award-winning artist, Nayan Kulkarni is designing the dynamic lighting and digital projection and art installation that will unfold on the west elevation of the Abbey for three nights. Nayan has worked across the UK on a diverse range of arts projects including the Blade installation as part of the Hull City of Culture event in 2017.


The artwork will combine live performance, recorded footage (made during a period of residency in Selby) and