JESUS 2000

 make a proposal for an artwork about Jesus, for Glasgow, for the new millenium.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, 2000









For the installation at the Gallery of Modern Art, the Beatitudes were written on a circular piece of vellum, in a style which imitated a medieval manuscript.

The vellum was suspended from the ceiling above a bowl placed on the floor.

Video images were projected into the bowl of a 'foot-washing event' which took place at Strathclyde University Chaplaincy in February 2000.


Around thirty people came to the event. We washed each other's feet following Genesis 18:4,

'Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet and rest yourseves under the tree'

and John 13:14

'Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet.'

Kate Robinson


Public Commissions
Detail of the illuminated vellum