Art Exhibitions

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Current Exhibition

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

Richard Ellis, Architectural Photographer

Exhibition admission free

Richard Ellis is an artist and photographer, with particular interests in light and architecture.  Photography, of course, means ‘drawing with light’, and with the Cathedral conceived as a ‘temple of light’, Richard started the residency by photographing the building before repair works started, and then follow the works in progress.  We live in an age when our perception seems saturated by photography, and Richard has investigated some of the myths around this perception.  Richard also ran a very well attended practical photographic workshop at the Cathedral in the autumn of 2016 helping local professionals, students and enthusiasts with photographing building techniques.  As well as photographing the building, he seeks to use light in its own right, as a spiritual metaphor, spanning the Christian, Indian and Platonic traditions.   This will also be a component of his photographic work.  

Exciting News: One of the images from Richards  residency at Guildford Cathedral won the British Institute of Professional Photography regional print competition in the Architecture Category.  It's a double image, with ultra-wide angle (12mm full frame) rectangular images from the same viewpoint, arranged in a cruciform shape - hence the dark corners.  See the link below to see the winning photograph


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


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

The Revd Canon Dr Julie Gittoes at or 01483 547863.

Please see

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