Graham Sutherland: Beneath The Tapestry @ Coventry Cathedral, Coventry [from 30 June to 6 August]

Graham Sutherland: Beneath The Tapestry

- 6
10:00 - 17:00

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Coventry Cathedral
Priory Street, CV1 5FB Coventry, United Kingdom
As part of Basil Spence’s ground-breaking design for the New Coventry Cathedral (consecrated 1962), he commissioned several high-profile artists to create new works, with the intention that these works would be an integral part of the Cathedral’s fabric.

One of the most significant works included in his design was to be a tapestry, depicting Christ in Glory, to be hung behind the altar in the new Cathedral. Having seen and admired Graham Sutherland’s painting Crucifixion (1946), at St. Matthew’s Church, Northampton, Spence invited Sutherland to produce designs for Coventry Cathedral’s iconic tapestry — beginning a 10 year collaboration that resulted in one of the world’s largest modern tapestries, Christ in Glory in the Tetramorph that now sits at the very heart of this special space.

We are delighted to be bringing Crucifixion to hang alongside the Tapestry which it inspired, together with all three of Sutherland’s huge preparatory painted cartoons including the final design from which it was woven, to enable the progression of his creative thought to be fully appreciated. The exhibition will also include Chichester Cathedral’s famous Noli me Tangere and other private loans to complement this exciting new curation of Sutherland’s work alongside arguably his most famous creation.

This exhibtion is included in the general admission to the New Cathedral.

Details of a supporting lecture series to be released Spring 2018.
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