Studio Nathan Coley

The Lamp of Sacrifice, 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh 2004

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Production of 286 cardboard models of ever 'Place of Worship' listed in the Edinburgh yellow pages.


The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2004 Scottish National Gallery of modern Art, Edinburgh, 2005 Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, 2014


Other Information

Collection of the Scottish National Galleries

Photo Credit

Alan Dimmick

The Lamp of Sacrifice

Jonathan Horrocks

As with The Lamp of Sacrifice (161 Places of Worship, Birmingham) (2000), this installation brings together a collection of scaled-down replicas of religious buildings. Using panels of cardboard, Coley re-constructed all 286 places of worship within Edinburgh (as listed in the Yellow Pages at the…