Salisbury Cathedral Contemporary Art Exhibition

Whilst on a weekend trip away I stumbled upon an interesting sculpture exhibition located on the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral.

The Indifferent Sky (2011)

‘Conflux: A Union of the Sacred and the Anonymous’ features over 20 sculptures of dramatically different scales by this innovative artist, positioned amongst and alongside the Cathedral’s earlier sculptures, in expected and unexpected places. The exhibition is a modern updating of the pre-Reformation tradition of displaying polychrome figures and is believed to be the biggest single collection of polychrome sculpture in the Cathedral since the Reformation (Source: Salisbury Cathedral).

Man with Cup (2008)

The artist Sean Henry creates his sculptures by first setting them in clay, then casts them in bronze and finally paints them.  Sean’s first solo exhibition was in 1988 and ten years later saw him win the Villiers David Prize.  The exhibition runs at Salisbury Cathedral until 31st October, information about the sculptures and their locations can be found here.

Walking Woman (2008)

Salisbury Cathedral also displays many works from artists including Elisabeth Frink, Gabriel Loire, William Pye and Emily Young.  The Cathedral has over 300,000 visitors each year to admire the beauty of the 750 year old building which has Britain’s tallest spire.

Folly (The Other Self) (2007-2011)

Hopefully you will get the opportunity to admire the Cathedral and the sculptures dotted throughout the grounds.  More of my photographs from the exhibition and nearby Stonehenge can be found here.


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Since an early age, travel has played an important role in the life of Simply Luxury Travel's Founder and Executive Editor Yvette. From family holidays, to working overseas and to her academic life the travel industry has been the core focus. With a career, spanning over 15 year, that has included working for leading UK Airlines, Airports, Tour Operators and Corporate Travel Management organisations.

2 thoughts on “Salisbury Cathedral Contemporary Art Exhibition

  1. Heidi

    These are really great – thanks for sharing. I’ve travelled to England, but it was a number of years ago.

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