Suspended at Canterbury Cathedral

An evocative artwork highlighting the plight of refugees around the world is to be hung in the Nave of Canterbury Cathedral. Suspended by the British artist Arabella Dorman is made up of hundreds of items of refugee clothing, found largely on the beaches of the Greek island of Lesbos. The clothing appears to hover approximately three metres above the ground and the installation is lit from the centre so that the clothes are seen clearly and then lost in shadow. As the installation brightens, it represents the light of hope by which a refugee is carried forwards. As it dims, it seeks to remind the viewer that refugees may be left unseen and in darkness if their situation is forgotten. The exhibition is on show 23 February – 16 May 2018 during usual Cathedral opening hours. The artwork is free to see, but normal Precincts charges apply.


Canterbury Cathedral
The Precincts