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Cathedral Art in a time of Lockdown


Friday 29th May 2020 at 16:00

About the event

Salisbury Cathedral curator Jacquiline Creswell and Sandy Nairne, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery, discuss the exhibition ‘Celebrating 800 Years of Spirit and Endeavour’ and the decision to launch it virtually.

When the launch of Salisbury Cathedral’s contemporary art exhibition Celebrating 800 years of Spirit and Endeavour was cancelled due to lockdown, its curator Jacquiline Creswell decided to take the exhibition online. What impact did the decision to re-imagine this stunning collection of work from some of the most important and influential contemporary artists of the 20th and 21st century, including Antony Gormley, Henry Moore, Grayson Perry and Mark Wallinger have - and how did the virtual art tour change Jacquiline’s perception of the show she had created?

Art Historian and curator Sandy Nairne, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery, a trustee of the Courtauld Collection and chair of the Fabric Advisory Committee at St Paul’s Cathedral, joins Salisbury Cathedral Visual Arts Adviser Jacquiline Creswell live on zoom to explore the original aims and intentions of this remarkable show, its virtual partner, and what the long term effect of lockdown will be on the galleries and exhibitions in years to come


This event will be hosted on Zoom and is free but pre-registration is required to manage number.

Registration closed 15:30