Celebrating 800 years of Spirit and Endeavour

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Salisbury Cathedral

The Close

Celebrating 800 years since the foundation stones of the Cathedral were laid, Spirit and Endeavour is the Cathedral's largest contemporary art exhibition for nearly two decades. The works have been especially chosen to honour the achievements of the ordinary people who built a city and a cathedral of such distinction, with pieces featured across the Close and inside the Cathedral itself. Three years in the planning, this exhibition brings together work from some of the most important and influential contemporary artists of the 20th and 21st century, including Antony Gormley, Shirazeh Houshiary, Henry Moore, Grayson Perry, Conrad Shawcross, Stanza and Mark Wallinger. Pieces from the Cathedral’s permanent collect have also been incorporated into this exhibition, including sculptures by Dame Elisabeth Frink, Dame Barbara Hepworth and Helaine Blumenfeld. The Cathedral has also commissioned new works from Bruce Munro and Daniel Chadwick. Curated by Jacquiline Creswell, Salisbury Cathedral’s Visual Arts Adviser. Image: Henry Moore Large Reclining Figure 1984 (LH 192b) photographer David Mitchinson reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation.

For more information on this event: https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/spirit-and-endeavour

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Sunday 26th April 2020 - Sunday 18th April 2021


The works in this exhibition can be found both inside and outside the Cathedral. To view the pieces inside, entry tickets to the Cathedral must be booked (the exhibition is included at no additional cost). Advanced booking is recommended to guarantee entry at your time of choice. Adults £8 Students (13-18 years) £5 Children under 13 Free

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