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Art Exhibitions

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The Cathedral's simple and peaceful interior provides an inspiring setting for our programme of art exhibitions.

  • Tuesday 27 April to Thursday 7 May 2020: Guildford Photographic Society Biennial Exhibition

Guildford Photographic Society was founded in 1892 with the aim of ‘advancing the art and craft of amateur photography’  More than a century later the have not lost sight of this objective. 

This exhibition will bring together some 120 photographs from over one hundred members. 

  • Tuesday 11 August – Saturday 26 September 2020: Tree of Life & Open Heaven

Jacqui Parkinson, who previously brought us the highly acclaimed Threads Through Revelation, is back in Guildford with her new exhibition. Tree of Life is a series of three stitched panels, each with a tree at their centre. Open Heaven is an installation representing the relationship between earth and heaven, and us and God. 

  • For the month of September: The Knife Angel

This national monument against violence and aggression will be on display outside the Cathedral throughout September. 

 

Art in the Cathedral

The art on our walls during this period of Lent is a Stations of the Cross exhibition by renowned artist Arnold Daghani (22 February 1909 – 6 April 1985), a Romanian-born Jewish artist, writer and Holocaust survivor. In 1941 he and his wife Anisoara were arrested and sent to the Nazi labour camp of Mikhailowka in Ukraine in 1941. While there Daghani chronicled his experiences in a diary and artwork which he managed to smuggle with himself when he escaped to Budapest in 1943. In 1947 he published these, first in Romanian, Groapa este în livada de visini, later translated into English under the title The Grave is in the Cherry Orchard. After the war, he lived in Israel, France, Switzerland, and England.Throughout his life, Daghani worked in a wide range of media, techniques and styles, returning to subjects such as memory, religion and his experiences in the labour camp.

 

 

Visiting

Before visiting please check the forthcoming events to ensure the Cathedral is available. Free Admission.

Exhibiting at Guildford Cathedral

If you would like to exhibit in the Cathedral, in the first instance, please read the notes on completing your application which will explain the application process and costs involved. For further advice and help, e-mail the Visitor Experience and Events Department at events@guildford-cathedral.org 

Further information and forms;

  • Application Form here
  • Covering Letter and Notes for Completing the application form.
  • Floor Plan of Cathedral 
  • Details of our in house Panelock Gallery System 100 here