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Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals At The Mansfield Traquair Centre (Friends of Mansfield Traquair Centre)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2011

These luminous murals by the Arts & Crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair are simply stunning, not only for their brilliant, scintillating colours laced with shining gilt, but also for the immense restorative project that returned them to their original beauty after years of neglect. The staff are passionate, and offer free informative guided tours to explain every detail of Traquair’s most ambitious project. Glowing with jewel colours and bursting with energy, the murals depict scenes from the Old and New Testaments, and are adorned with wild menageries of animals, birds, flowers and decorative patterns. These awe-inspiring murals must be seen with your own eyes, and when the light shines through the stained-glass windows the whole place glistens and dazzles magically.

Mansfield Traquair Centre, 8 – 29 Aug, 11.00am – 1.00pm (Sun – Fri), free, fpp190.
tw rating 5/5