Slow Art Day 2024

The Cathedral will be holding an event for Slow Art Day on 13th April 2024 with two sessions at 10.00am and 2.00pm


This annual, international event is to encourage participants to engage with individual works of art.

After a short introduction, participants will look at 5 artworks in the Cathedral: spending about 10 minutes on their own looking at each artwork. We will then meet up and discuss reactions and discover more about them and how art works in the sacred space of the Cathedral. The artworks will include some of the following:

The Lazarus Reliefs: These carved reliefs depict the Raising if Lazarus and were carved in the twelfth century.

Stained Glass Window by Marc Chagall: This window was created by Marc Chagall in 1978 and is based on Psalm 150.

Landscape with the Elements (1975-76) by John Craxton: This is on loan to the Cathedral to coincide with an exhibition at the Pallant House Gallery. This will give an opportunity to view this with the Piper tapestry.

The Piper Tapestry: Designed by John Piper and woven in France by the workshop of PintonFreres in 1966. It depicts the Trinity in the centre and the four elements, (earth, air, fire, and water) together with the four evangelists in the side panels.

The five wounds by Michael Clark: This installation dates from 1994. The wounds of Christ are located at five points of the Cathedral.

As space is limited, booking is essential.