MAJOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION IN AUTUMN 2010 - LIMINALITY: TOWARD THE UNKNOWN REGION. MONDAY 13 SEPT - FRIDAY 12 NOVIssued Wednesday 6th January 2010
Eight renowned British based sculptors respond to and explore the theme of Liminality, or transitional space, using the spectacular surroundings of Salisbury Cathedral as their inspiration and canvas. The two month exhibition features large scale, three dimensional works in a wide range of materials created by Jay Battle ARBS, Sean Henry ARBS, James Jones, Jonathan Loxley, Rebecca Newnham, Keith Rand RSA, Roger Stephens, and Benjamin Storch.
Their artworks will be positioned in and around the Cathedral. Specialist guides, including exhibition curator and sculptor Jacquiline Creswell, will be available to lead tours giving an insight into the artists and their work for a limited number of pre-booked groups.
Director of Marketing, David Coulthard, said “This major exhibition of contemporary sculpture inspired by Salisbury Cathedral promises to offer a spectacular counterpoint to the building’s awe inspiring 750 year old architecture. All the artists exhibiting are either local or have a close relationship with the Cathedral. We hope their work will appeal to new visitors and bring others back to see these sculptures temporarily offering a different perspective on this sacred space.”
Salisbury Cathedral is already rich in contemporary artworks, including pieces by Elisabeth Frink, Gabriel Loire, William Pye and Emily Young. It welcomes visitors every day from 8.30am to 6.15pm. If you are visiting on a Sunday, recommended viewing times are 12.00noon – 2.30pm or after 4.00pm (services are held at 8.00am, 9.15am, 10.30am and 3.00pm).
LIMINALITY is a period of transition – a situation which can lead to new perspectives. In Christian theology there is a “passing through” of this world to the next. A lifetime liminal state.