St Augustine’s is welcoming fans of art and culture throughout August, with a display of work by London artists in the west cloister.
There are various kinds of art, from glass to printing to etching to watercolours. Many of the works have been inspired by the beautiful Gothic style of Pugin at St Augustine’s, and compliment the newly-restored Victorian stained glass.
The brand new display opened on Friday 2nd August, running until Sunday 31st August. Visitors will be able to admire the artistic creations in the east cloister. St Augustine’s has three cloisters, one containing the vibrant terracotta Stations of the Cross by De Beule (1893), one under repair, and the other will contain the exhibition.
This is a new venture for St Augustine’s, as the site is itself such a wonderful work of art. The works, as you can see, complement Pugin’s creation very well. It means that St Augustine’s is taking a pro-active approach to art, and we hope that it will encourage people to look at the art at to create art themselves. As St Augustine’s becomes a centre for artistic talent, we hope to encourage artists across a range of media, and to welcome more and more people to see the permanent and other art available to admire here.
The artworks on display are available for sale. Please contact the Stewards if you are interested.
The artists and their materials are as follows:
Karen Butti – Embroidered textiles
Nick Haseltine – Screenprinting
Juliet Johnson – Coloured and etched glass
John Richards – Pen and ink, watercolour
Paul Sharrock – Etching, digital prints, linoprints