The permanent illumination of the eastern ruins of St John the Baptist Church, Chester. ‘Hryre’ (the word for ‘ruin’ in Old English) is a new artwork by artist Nayan Kulkarni, designed to explore the medieval heritage of Chester, and of St John’s Church in particular. It draws on the research of the ‘Mapping Medieval Chester’ project, and is part of a new ‘Discover Medieval Chester’ project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The artwork has been commissioned by Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Arts & Festivals team, in partnership with the Museum Service, Street Lighting and Chester Renaissance. Curated by Cathy Newbery Ltd.

Project Information

Client: Cheshire West & Chester

Date: 2012