Art & Sculpture

World class art and craft, in a world class setting,

Crucible 2Gloucester Cathedral has been a centre for creativity for centuries. Dedicated to the glory of God, many individuals have worked tirelessly to create a masterpiece of English architecture. From its very beginning in 1089, to the present day, art and sculpture has been at the very heart of this magnificent building.

Today, you can still witness traditional heritage craft in action with our dedicated team of stonemasons, who work continuously to look after the building. Most recently, the stonemasons not only restored the stonework on the South Aisle, but added a new series of gargoyles. 

The Cathedral also has a magnificent collection of stained glass windows, from the Great East Window to the work of Thomas Denny commissioned in 2013.

Hosting a varied programme of regular exhibitions, Gloucester Cathedral works with many local artists and communities to deliver high quality events, most notably hosting the the Crucible exhibitions in partnership with Gallery Pangolin in 2010 and 2014. These two world-class sculpture exhibitions brought together some of the finest examples of 20th and 21st century sculpture and attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors from far and wide.

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