Sunday, 26 September 2010
I called over to Gloucester Cathedral today to see an impressive sculpture exhibition there. It is called the 'Crucible' and is on until the 30th October 2010. The Cathedral itself is well worth visiting. There has been a building of worship on this spot since 700ad but the Cathedral, which was originally The Abbey Church of a Benedictine Monastery was started in 1089. You can find more information at http://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/ . There are 76 sculptures dotted in and around the cathedral. Yo can see sculptures by many artists including Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, William Tucker RA, Antony Gormley, Angus Fairhurst , Michael Cooper and Lyn Chadwick Ra. I'm going to try and go again ,spend longer and take my sketchbook....as soon as I've finished blooming gilding !
The photo on the left is 'Cloaked Figure' by Lyn Chadwick RA, and the Photo on the right is'Ship of Fools' by Steve Hurst.