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Chester Cathedral Filled With Art

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The ARK is a contemporary sculpture exhibition of international importance, which opened at Chester Cathedral on the 7 July and runs until the 15 October 2017.

It features 90 works by over 50 internationally renowned sculptors including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Lynn Chadwick, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, David Mach, Kenneth Armitage and Peter Randall-Page, amongst others.  It was curated by Gallery Pangolin.

This exhibition uses the magnificent interior of the cathedral building as well as the ancient spaces surrounding it as the backdrop to a range of extraordinary works of art. 

Picture: ARK High and Dry 2017 by Jon Buck

Dean of Chester Cathedral, The Very Revd. Professor Gordon McPhate, says, “It is an honour to host such an important collection of sculpture with individual pieces chosen to reveal and complement the narrative of our building. Almost three years in the planning, ARK brings world-class works of art to Chester entirely free of charge.”

Several sculptors are showing brand new commissions whilst some pieces are on loan from private collections.

Picture: Coraslot – William Pye Water Sculpture

Premier’s Northern Correspondent Ian Britton visited Chester Cathedral and you can hear his report below which includes an interview with Canon Jane Brooke, Vice Dean of Chester Cathedral.

Written by: Miriam Emenike

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