04th October 2019 7:15 - 03rd November 2019 17:00
During normal Cathedral opening hours
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This autumn, Chichester Cathedral will be hosting Safe Spaces: an exhibition produced by a group of artists who have each created a personal response to the Cathedral and the concept of safety. The work explores different themes including people, place and presence.
The Pallant House Creative Collective grew out of the Gallery’s Learning and Community programme in Jan 2015. It is about learning new skills in an inclusive and supportive environment mirroring the values of the Community programme.
The Collective approached the Cathedral to host the Exhibition as it is considered as an important place for many of the artists. It is a safe space to relax, contemplate, draw and find inspiration, and it provides a safe and atmospheric location for a step into the world of exhibitions.
Sixteen artists are taking part using a range of media including watercolours, acrylics, water-based oils, charcoals, clay, inks and pastels. Their work includes drawings, paintings, sculpture and poetry and explores colour, texture and pattern using natural and manmade materials.
The Dean of Chichester, the Very Reverend Stephen Waine commented, “The Cathedral is delighted to be hosting this imaginative exhibition by The Pallant Creative Collective. The Collective’s response to the Cathedral highlights its role as a safe and inspiring space open to everybody, for contemplation and inspiration. Please come and visit the exhibition to experience this for yourself.”
The Safe Spaces Exhibition is free and runs from 4th October to 3rd November, it is open during normal Cathedral opening hours.
Image by Peter Baker