In this two-part special for Holy Week, artist Lachlan Goudie undertakes the trip of a lifetime, echoing the pilgrims' route: following Jesus' last days on earth, travelling from the north of what is now Israel, to Jerusalem.
Team Arteus had the pleasure of working with Producer/Director Ian Denyer and Oxford Films Line Producer Eleanor Keddie-Johnson on this double-bill, providing a host of post production services including the skills of our in-house colourist Ian Ballantyne and the expertise of our award-winning Sound Dubber John Cobban.
Part travelogue, part spiritual quest, part artistic exploration, these programmes transport the viewer, accompanying Lachlan on this journey as he explores and unwraps the story of love and suffering that has inspired and influenced some of the world's most remarkable artistic masterpieces.
Carrying his easel and art supplies, he attempts to capture the feel and unique spirit of the Holy Land - its people, as well as its landscapes, during his travels. Casting his artist's eye over the bustling streets and sacred sites, meeting locals and comparing the true experiences of the Holy Land with the impressions gleaned through images and artworks.
From illustrations in his own childhood book of bible stories, and his own father's (artist Alexander Goudie) many powerful paintings depicting the crucifixion, Lachlan has long been influenced by a sense of the Holy Land, albeit from artworks of artists who had never actually journeyed there themselves.
Exploring and sketching the key sites of Christianity, and following the final journey of Jesus, will Lachlan's own experience of the Holy Land make him connect with, or question his own relationship with the Bible story?