The Cross: Norwich Cathedral exhibition

2006 English Crosscommission4mission will be exhibiting in The Hostry at Norwich Cathedral from 17 April to 30 May 2017. The exhibition will be entitled ‘The Cross’ and will include work by members of commission4mission whose backgrounds include silversmithing, ceramics, stained glass, textiles, graphics, sculpture and painting.

Harvey Bradley who is curating the exhibition writes:

‘Years ago I studied Silversmithing at Art College and still remember the exciting designs that we students produced – mostly never seen outside the college.  Using the skills and inspiration of commission4mission members, many of whom have graduated from Art Colleges, I see an opportunity to challenge them to work on this simple commission with the prospect of a prestigious exhibition in Norwich to showcase their skills, talents and ingenuity.  I feel sure that this would interest and inspire general visitors to the cathedral as well, as those involved in Art and Design.

The Broken - Oak, linen, pitch. H3.3m x W4m x D90cm

The Broken – Oak, linen, pitch. H3.3m x W4m x D90cm

The cross as a Christian symbol offers a wide range of visual interpretations with many potential commentaries attached to its use. I anticipate that we will create an exhibition that will demonstrate a high quality of design and craftsmanship and give personal insights into what the cross means to the artists. There will be finished work, design concepts and background ideas.

As a Christian organization we recognise that the symbol of the cross is accessible to both peoples of faith and of no declared faith.  It may be of interest to include historical and cultural references: Greek, Latin, Jerusalem, Coptic, notions of Crucifix and ‘empty’‘ crosses within the display.’

We anticipate that this exhibition will include work by: Hayley Bowen, Harvey Bradley, Irina Bradley, Christopher ClackJonathan Evens, Terry Ffyffe, Rob FloydMaurizio Galia, Michael Garaway, John Gentry, Clorinda Goodman, Tim Harrold, Anthony HodgsonJean Lamb, Mark Lewis, David MillidgeVictoria NortonColin RichesHenry Shelton and Peter Webb. In addition, a church congregation project is being promoted for members of St Marks Church, Oulton Broad, to contribute individual crosses for a large banner to be displayed at this exhibition as well as in their church.