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Guildford Cathedral's uncluttered, light and airy interior provides a perfect setting for art exhibitions. Exhibitions range from paintings, photographs and sculpture by local artists to topical national exhibitions. If you would like to investigate the possibility of holding an exhibition in the Cathedral please contact Carrie Tinsley.
Viewing times to visit the Cathedral and view artwork are Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm. Before visiting please check the forthcoming events on the homepage to ensure the Cathedral is available. Free Admission.
The World In Colour 2-28 July 2013
An exhibition of paintings and linocuts
Exhibiting artists: Elizabeth Calthorpe, Maureen Farr, Daphne Jefferies, Celia Lewis, Keith Mainstone, Jennifer Owen, Peter Owtram, Liz Pickett, Sallie Roles, Margaretha Shepherd
Preview Evening with drinks Thursday 4 July 18:30-19:30 RSVP: Maureen.email@example.com
One Life at a Time 1 – 29 August 2013
A photographic exhibition by Katie Higson in collaboration with ASCT
Katie Higson is a professional photographer based in London. In 2011 she spent three months living and working with children supported by the charity Asian Students Christian Trust in Manila, Philippines. During this time she produced a series of documentary photographs depicting the lives of the children. The incredibly moving, poignant photographs are being displayed throughout the month of August.
The following paragraph written by Katie offers an insight into how ASCT helps children meet their hopes and aspirations for a better future.
“ASCT offers many things that can be bought, like a roof over his head and school books. Most importantly, however, the close bonds between children and dedicated, passionate staff offer John the closest thing to a family he is likely to have. Were he not given the opportunity by Mango, John, like so many other Filipino children, might be living on the street with no chance of a better future.”
With your help the charity can offer the opportunities that John has had, to more children and provides a helping hand to children who are not given the opportunities that are often taken for granted in Britain.
www.asct.org.uk Charity No. 272328
Enjoy a Private View with light refreshments and ASCT on Thursday 15th August 6:30—7:30pm. RSVP to Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01276 707633
Cruciform Vision by Jonathan Parsons - from 4 May 2012
Cruciform Vision is an oil painting that presents a grid of purple, crimson, orange and brown brushstrokes, out of which emerge the horizontal and vertical golden bars of a cross, framed in the proportions of the Christian symbol. With this kind of painting, the artist seeks to reduce a hand made picture in oil paints down to something like its fundamental constituents: brush marks, colours, configuration and illusion. Cruciform Vision displays what appear to be continuous brushstrokes of pure colour drawn across one another, which continue unaltered even when a pale colour crosses a much darker one. This creates the illusion of many layers of pictorial depth. The coloured brushstrokes are, in fact, transparent and thinly painted, so the illusion is of something that is physically impossible. The process of making this kind of painting requires highly focused concentration, almost meditation. It is certainly intended to be an object of contemplation.
Cruciform Vision continues Parsons’ long-established practice of making ‘grid paintings’. Notable examples are in public collections such as the UK Government Art Collection and in private collections around the world.
Jonathan Parsons is an artist, writer and lecturer. He has worked as a professional artist since 1990 and has been exhibiting internationally since 1997. He was selected for the British Art Show 5 and was one of the youngest artists to be included in the notorious Sensation at the Royal Academy of Arts, which toured to Berlin and New York.
Recent exhibitions include: The Golden Record (The Collection, Lincoln), Waldweben (Kasteel Schuurlo, Belgium), Shifting Ground (Angel Row), The Jerwood Sculpture Prize (Jerwood Space, London) and Art Out of Place (Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery). He has regularly taught at a variety of art schools and universities since 1999. He is currently visiting lecturer in Fine Art at UCA, Farnham. His work is represented in public collections in the UK and private collections around the world. See: www.jonathanparsons.com