|PRESS RELEASE (27th July 2010)
(Gerard Stamp, ‘Millennium Dawn’ – Watercolour)
Art Exhibition at St Paul’s Cathedral to open in September
The art exhibition entitled “Images of St Paul’s in the 21st Century” will be officially opened by the Right Honourable Nick Anstee, Lord Mayor of London, on 20 September 2010 in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral. Visitors will then be able to view the exhibition from 21st September to 15th October 2010. In the first exhibition of its kind at St Paul’s, 64 artists have produced original works especially for the exhibition to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the completion of Wren's great enterprise.
There will be a broad and eclectic range of interpretations of St Paul’s place in the life and rapidly changing topography of London. All of the pictures will be for sale, with the project’s entire charitable proceeds going to the St Paul’s Cathedral Foundation, which supports the maintenance and mission of St Paul’s.
The Patron of the exhibition is the Right Reverend Graeme Knowles, Dean of St Paul’s. The hardback book produced on the occasion of the exhibition will include contributions by Lord Foster, Sir Roy Strong, Professor David Watkin and Rowan Moore.
The full list of participating artists: Matthew Alexander, Naomi Alexander, Michael Aubrey, Alessia Avellino, Jeremy Barlow, Varsha Bhatia, Paul Birkbeck, Pablo Bronstein, Peter Brown, Hugh Buchanan, Paul Butler, Reg Carremans, Ricardo Cinalli, Gabriëlla Cleuren, Jane Corsellis, Bruce Denny, Maeve Dewar, John Doyle, Anthony Eyton, Annie Farrer, Charlotte Halliday, Joe Hargan, Simon Harling, James Hart Dyke, Ursula Haug, Clive Head, Patrick Hughes, Peter Kelly, David Awot Kibrom Kebede, John King, Natasha Kissell, Carl Laubin, Kate Lockhart, David Mach, Luke Martineau, Stan McMurtry, June Mendoza, Sally Moore, Anthony Morris, Jonathan Myles-Lea, Robert Neffson, Denis Pannett, David Parfitt, David Paskett, Jonathan Pike, Ethan Pollock, Nessie Ramm, Francisco Rangel, Martha Richler, Joyce Rowsell, Dennis Roxby-Bott, Alex Russell-Flint, Melissa Scott-Miller, Gerard Stamp, Sergei Sukonkin, Francis Terry, Viktoria Tikhomirova, Peter Welton, Anthony Whishaw, Steve Whitehead, Michael Whittlesea, Antonia Williams, Stephen Wiltshire and Tom Young.
For further information please contact:
Nigel Kirkup, Development Director, St Paul’s Cathedral Foundation
020 7246 8329/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors:
Images of St Paul’s in the 21st Century
Exhibition dates: 21/09/10 – 15/10/10
Current opening hours: Mon – Sat 08:30 – 16:00
Tickets: Normal admission charges apply
St Paul’s Cathedral:
St Paul’s is the Cathedral church of the diocese of London, which it has served for over 1,400 years. The current building has become a potent symbol of the life of a nation and is also one of the world’s most beautiful buildings. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the late seventeenth century, its stones have absorbed the hopes, fears, sorrows and joys of generations and stand as an enduring symbol of our communion with those gone before and those still to come. Each year nearly two million people flock to the Cathedral for services, concerts, debates, educational events, performing arts and sightseeing. All are most welcome.