A magical exhibition which accompanies the Sir Lanval film from the Chagford Filmmaking Group has opened in Exeter Castle, where you can even sit inside an Oscar winner’s pavilion and make a wish.
The exhibition, created by the Chagford Filmmaking Group in Devon and Le Centre de l’Imaginaire Arthurien in Brittany, is part of the Shared Legends Project, and is funded by the European Union.
It features new works by 26 artists from France and England interpreting the haunting Arthurian fairytale of Sir Lanval which dates from the 12th century
The project also includes a feature film of Sir Lanval which was shot in May this year by the Chagford Filmmaking Group, and premiered in Rennes, Exeter’s twin city, on Saturday, October 30. More than 150 people in both France and England helped create the film with the help of additional funding from South West Screen and the UK Film Council.
A major feature of the exhibition is the fairy pavilion designed for the film by Devon Oscar winner Alan Lee, conceptual artist for the Lord of the Rings. Visitors can sit inside it and make a wish.
The exhibition runs until Saturday, December 18, from 10am-4pm. Exeter Castle. Admission free. For more details, go to the Chagford Filmmaking Group’s site.
(image: fairy pavilion from Sir Lanval by Brian Skilton)