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Am I My Brother’s Keeper? - Exhibition by Sean Henry

Various dates

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Entry to the exhibition is included with your Cathedral visitor ticket or pass.

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Saturday 27 April - Sunday 1 September*

A profound exhibition by renowned British sculptor Sean Henry, bringing together twenty-eight polychrome figures of significantly varying scales.

Each sculpture is sympathetically displayed in unusual and diverse spaces, such as vacant plinths inside the building, and around the Cathedral environs.

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* Please check for any planned changes to opening hours before your visit.
On the following dates / times there will be no visitor access to the sculptures situated at the East End and in the Presbytery areas of the Cathedral, due to services taking place.
17 June 1.15-3pm
21 June 11.15am-1pm | 22 June 10.30am-3pm
3 July
1-5pm | 4 July All day
6 July
12.15-2pm | 27 July 12.15-2pm

A 60 page souvenir exhibition catalogue is available from our Online Shop and Cathedral shop.

The show has been curated by visual arts advisor Jacquiline Creswell, who says “In a world so often plagued by division and indifference, the question ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’ can be interpreted as an enquiry into one’s moral responsibility towards others."

Sean Henry says “I am very excited to be exhibiting my sculptures in and around the ancient space of Ely Cathedral and grateful for the opportunity. My sculptures, while often inspired by aspects of real people, are rarely portraits and not motivated by status as in much traditional figurative art. I am interested in what it is to be human and inspired by the felt sense of shared humanity.

The excitement of exhibiting in Ely Cathedral is a sense of multi-generational history, of the lives both great and forgotten that have touched this building and how this history impacts our viewing and the connections between sculpture and viewer.”

Cheffins Fine Art have kindly sponsored the Man With Cup sculpture in this exhibition.

Ecclesiastical Insurance have kindly sponsored the Man of Honour sculpture in this exhibition.