The team behind the #SussexTogether Festival of the Arts has selected 35 artists and creatives to feature in a group exhibition to be held both at Chichester Cathedral and online.
The successful entrants include visual artists, photographers, poets and creative writers. Their submissions reflect upon and celebrate the spirit of togetherness experienced by the people of West and East Sussex throughout the pandemic.
The #SussexTogether Festival was created by Chichester Cathedral and Sussex Newspapers and will open to the public following All Souls’ Day on Monday 2nd November, when we remember those we have lost. The Cathedral bells will be rung in remembrance, and ring in the Festival on the following day.
The entrants selected in the Visual Arts category are:
Allan, Julie; Ann, Natalie; Barnes, Catherine; Bors, Jakub; Brown, Michael; Buchanan, Dodie; Castle-Smith, Howard; Clough, Hannah; Cochrane, Stephen; Codner, Stephen; Cooke, Kate; Cox-Rusbridge, Stephen; Croft, Caroline; Davidson, Richard; De Sousa, Paula; Dickinson, Paula; Duncan-Smith, Joanna; England, Sue; Feild, Robin; Formaggia, Chris; Gill, Jessica; Hanson, Rebekah; Katona, Natalie; King, Kathleen; Loseby, Jess; Melia, Helen; Northover, Jim; Ockenden, Imogen; Passmore, Ian; Phillips, Nicole; Raesmith, Luc(e); Ruddock, Vivien; Smith, Diana; Urquhart, Alexandra; Yadegar, Maria.
Further details of entries, including those within poetry and short story categories, will be announced in due course.
The Festival will be open to the public from Tuesday 3rd to Tuesday 17th November, 10.00am – 4.00pm (excluding Sundays), located in the South Transept of the Cathedral. Entry to the Cathedral is free of charge, however donations are welcome.
The works featured will also be presented as a virtual exhibition online from 10th November, via the Cathedral’s website.
The Dean of Chichester, The Very Reverend Stephen Waine, said:
“The Festival celebrates the importance of community over this difficult time and has reached out across the Diocese. The Festival will give us an opportunity to reflect, remember and celebrate the efforts of the people of Sussex. We are looking forward to hosting the works at the Cathedral and thank those who took the time to submit their creative endeavours.”
To find out more information, including guidance on visiting the Cathedral, see the Visiting section of the Cathedral website.