1066: A Medieval Mosaic
See the Guinness World Record, largest steel mosaic - A complete recreation of the Bayeux Tapestry.
On display from August 13th to October 31st at Hastings - Crypt Gallery, St Mary in the Castle.
Taking part in the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings celebrations.
This 33 year artistic odyssey has resulted in a truly unique masterpiece. Comprised of 3,000,000 pieces of steel the Medieval Mosaic holds the Guinness World Record as the largest steel mosaic. The artwork, measuring 64 metres in length and weighing 450 kg, is a complete re-creation of the Bayeux Tapestry and was created over 20 years by Michael Linton. In addition to the original scenes captured in the Bayeux Tapestry, father and daughter team Michael and Rachael Linton have combined their creative talents to create the untold stories of 1066.
The 8 metre 'Finale' section, taking 5 years to research and complete, tells the story from the end of the Battle of Hastings to the crowning of William the Conqueror on Christmas Day 1066. The 22 metre insert, taking a further 8 years to complete, tells the story of the Battle of Fulford Gate and the Battle of Stamford Bridge which preceded the Battle of Hastings.
Thanks to Hastings Borough Council for shipping the mosaic all the way from New Zealand and making this exhibition possible.