(Video below: Jacquiline Creswell, Cathedral Arts Advisor and co-curator Rebecca Newnham discuss the exhibition)
Reflection, a spectacular exhibition featuring specially made pieces by nine internationally known artists working with glass is open at Salisbury Cathedral. The exhibition explores the theme of reflection both as a visual response to the Cathedral’s beautiful medieval building and as a stimulus for meditative reflection.
The exhibition is curated by Jacquiline Creswell, the Cathedral’s Arts Advisor, with Rebecca Newnham, a sculptor who works with glass. You can listen to them discussing the exhibition in the video above. Rebecca is also showing two large pieces as part of the exhibition. Other artists featured are Galia Amsel, Sabrina Cant, Amy Cushing, Sally Fawkes, Olivia Fink, Richard Jackson, Louis Thompson and Sylvie Vandenhoucke.
Exhibitions like Reflection play a significant role in the life of the Cathedral, communicating its wider message and providing a stimulus for outreach work, in which ideas related to the work and ethos of the Cathedral are explored.
Canon Dr. Robert Titley, Canon Treasurer at the Cathedral and chair of the Arts Committee said:
“Art often serves to speak of the things we find hard to put into words and can, in an instant, speak volumes. The art we show in the Cathedral is curated to provoke a spiritual response and encourage the viewer to examine the carefully chosen themes around which a work is built – in this case the spiritual power of reflection.
“There will be many meanings and many views to take away from this extraordinary exhibition and we hope the images and context with stay with people for a long time. As St. Paul said ‘we see in a mirror dimly but then we will see face to face’. When, as in this exhibition, the two sorts of reflections come together, the purely physical movement of light creates in our mind’s eye something rich, something new and unique, perhaps even a reflection of God and the glory that awaits us.”
A full programme of supporting events is scheduled for the duration of the exhibition - you can download it below.
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