SEAN HENRY SCULPTURE EXHIBITION IN SALISBURY CATHEDRAL
22 July - 31 October 2011
Gathering of modern anonymous figures surprises in medieval Salisbury Cathedral
The largest exhibition to date of figurative sculptor Sean Henry’s work can be seen in the spectacular surroundings of Salisbury Cathedral for three months from 22 July – 31 October. ‘Conflux: A Union of the Sacred and the Anonymous’ features over 20 sculptures of dramatically different scales by this innovative artist, positioned on original cathedral plinths and in unexpected spaces in and around the Cathedral.
They will be an exciting 21st century complement to the Cathedral's early sculptural effigies whilst his larger sculptures will be found in The Close.
Henry has an international reputation for his uncannily realistic polychrome contemporary clothed and painted human figures with their strong physical and psychological presence. The Cathedral’s Education Department is devising a programme of events to support the exhibition including workshops, talks and discussions. Tours giving an insight into Sean Henry’s work will be lead by specialist guides and, for a limited number of pre-booked groups, by the exhibition curator and sculptor Jacquiline Creswell. For further information and to book please call 01722 555180.
Salisbury Cathedral is already rich in contemporary artworks including pieces by Elisabeth Frink, Gabriel Loire, William Pye and Emily Young. The Cathedral welcomes visitors every day from 8.30am to 6.15pm. If you are visiting on a Sunday, recommended viewing times are 12.00noon – 4.00pm (services are held at 8.00am, 9.15am, 10.30am and 4.30pm).
Further information here.
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