Norwich Cathedral Hostry Art Exhibition
10:30 p.m. August 19, 2022
09:51 22 August 2022
Ideas surrounding time are explored in a new exhibition at Norwich Cathedral.
In the exhibition, supported by Norfolk County Council, artist Ann Hulland has created a range of works for Hostry Gallery – both site-specific and locked-down pieces.
At the center of the exhibit is an interactive three-dimensional calendar, where visitors are invited to place a circle of Hulland artwork in their birthday slot, creating an ongoing story.
Historically, Norwich Cathedral provided hospitality to travelers during the night. Hulland uses UN-approved food barrels, used to send aid around the world to the room as a nod to the site’s past.
At the same time, a 40-minute projection evokes contemporary painting and documents all the names of former clergy who have served at the cathedral over the past nine centuries. The work was inspired by the daily act of reading aloud the names of past celebrants who died that day.
Other works featured were created during the Covid-19 closures. Hulland says, “Time started to pass in a rather strange way. For some people it stopped, for others it became a void. We became very conscious of time.”
The mixed media work explores the elements we have become very accustomed to during this period of time – statistics and symbols, mortality, fear and restrictions.
Marking Time(s) is on display in the Hostry of Norwich Cathedral until 25 September. All works are for sale.