1 September - 7 November 2010
‘Crucible’ at Gloucester Cathedral ran for nine and a half weeks from 1 September to 7 November. The exhibition of 76 works of art by 48 sculptors, many of whom are internationally famous artists, was supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Around 136,000 people visited the Cathedral during the period of the exhibition. Due to the demand, the exhibition was extended by one week until 7 November.
The exhibition has also been hailed a critical success and has featured in many national and local papers, art publications and blogs. A review of the exhibition in the Church Times commented: “curators worldwide would envy its range and excitement”.
Curator Rungwe Kingdon of Gallery Pangolin said: “It has been a great success. It’s wonderful that the synergy between the medieval Cathedral and the newest of contemporary sculpture could be such a catalytic combination.”