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The Pilgrim’s Progress Story: Exhibition

17 August 2019 - 1 September 2019


Detail of the mural ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ painted in 1944 by Hans Feibusch, in the crypt at St Elisabeth’s Church, Eastbourne.

Martyrs’ Gallery, Star Brewery, Lewes

Martyrs’ Gallery is presenting an exhibition of words and images that depicts and celebrates Hans Feibusch’s allegorical mural Pilgrim’s Progress.

Pilgrim’s Progress was created in 1944 and uses John Bunyan’s allegorical story to tell Feibusch’s own story of escape from Nazi Germany and his arrival in 1930s England. It was painted for the crypt of St Elisabeth’s Church in Eastbourne and presented as a gift to the local community, but has been out of sight since 2002 when the church was closed. The mural will be removed this autumn prior to the building’s demolition early next year and will then be restored painstakingly by a specialist art conservator throughout 2020.

More information about the campaign to save it can be found here.

This exhibition is part of the Lewes Artwave Festival.

Weekends only: Sat 17, Sun 18, Sat 24, Sun 25, Bank Holiday Mon 26, Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sep, 12-5pm


17 August 2019
1 September 2019
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Martyrs’ Gallery
Star Brewery, Castle Ditch Lane
Lewes, BN7 1JY United Kingdom
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