portfolio: 'The Telescope Trail'

Selected Works

' We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars' (Oscar Wilde)

During 2004, Lorraine Berry was the resident artist at Astley Hall in Chorley, Lancashire. The seventeenth century astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks observed the 'Transit of Venus' whilst living in Chorley Borough. This phenomenon only occurs every 120 years and occured again in June 2004. In celebration of this event, Berry produced the Telescope Trail consisting of 52 sculptural telescopes, each telescope containing an image produced by pupils of Holy Cross High School.