CATHEDRAL CAT OF YORK
Gerald shared his life with so many. His legacy and the community he created continues. Here are some of the people who have been involved with the projects inspired by him.
Anthony Bartyla is a York based stone mason.
He was commissioned to create the memorial sculpture of Gerald which will be sited at Holy Trinity Church off Goodramgate, York.
© York Mix, Anthony Bartyla
Gerald's human family; Justine with her children Samuel & Elise.
Justine is the author of the children's book 'Cathedral Cat Gerald of York',
a story celebrating the life of Gerald.
© Photographer Justine Spencer
Charley Harrington documented much of Gerald's life, photographing him in his prime as he patrolled the York Minster presinct, both night and day. Charley is the photographer and editor of a stunning calendar for 2022, featuring beautiful moments of Gerald's life in York.
© Photographer Charley Harrington
Donald Spencer is Gerald's brother, also a Bengal cat but with a very different personality to Gerald. He much prefers to be snuggled up at home than exploring York Minster's precinct.
©Photographer David Dunning
ILLUSTRATOR & DESIGNER
Louise is a York based artist & designer. She founded the community fundraiser to raise money for Gerald's memorial sculpture. She is also the illustrator of book, 'Cathedral Cat Gerald of York', written by Justine Spencer.
Rob Martin is known for his vibrant paintings of cats. His unique and characterful painting of Gerald will be displayed at York Station in their first class lounge.
© Rob Martin