Day of the Dead

01 November 2009

Mexican artist Javier Calderon created an altar in the Bluecoat's Hub in homage to Lowry, whose book, Under the Volcano is set on the Day of the Dead.

With local contributions, this interactive artwork echoed a traditional Mexican shrine: brightly coloured, celebrating life and death, and featuring seven steps representing the seven deadly sins. Calderon created masks and other objects for the altar with local communities, as well as baked-bread skulls. His residency culminated in a Halloween weekend of workshops and activities focusing on the altar.