Lindisfarne Gospels Durham was a sell-out summer exhibition staged in Durham’s World Heritage listed Palace Green Library. The exhibition provided a chance to see some of Britain’s most significant medieval manuscripts alongside Anglo-Saxon treasures.
ISO created three AV installations for the exhibition, telling the story of the Lindisfarne Gospels and early Christianity in Britain.
We commissioned bespoke illustrations from David Rooney to form the basis of two animated films. One explores the rise of Christianity across Britain, while the other chronicled the dramatic journey of the gospel, St Cuthbert and his community from the Holy Island to Durham.
Using high-resolution scans of the gospel, we created an immersive dual screen installation to give the visitor a full overview of the gospel’s dense structure, while simultaneously plunging the visitor into the pages and highlighting the intricate details held within its illuminations.