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Am I My Brother’s Keeper – Exhibition by Sean Henry

Contemporary Visual Arts
May 28, 2024 10:00 - Sep 01, 2024 15:00
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A profound exhibition by renowned British sculptor Sean Henry.


A profound exhibition by renowned British sculptor Sean Henry, bringing together over twenty polychrome figures of significantly varying scales.

Each sculpture will be sympathetically displayed in unusual and diverse spaces, such as vacant plinths inside the building, and around the Cathedral environs.

The show has been curated by visual arts advisor Jacquiline Creswell, who says “In a world so often plagued by division and indifference, the question ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’ can be interpreted as an enquiry into one’s moral responsibility towards others.”

Sean Henry says “I am very excited to be exhibiting my sculptures in and around the ancient space of Ely Cathedral and grateful for the opportunity. My sculptures, while often inspired by aspects of real people, are rarely portraits and not motivated by status as in much traditional figurative art. I am interested in what it is to be human and inspired by the felt sense of shared humanity.

The excitement of exhibiting in Ely Cathedral is a sense of multi-generational history, of the lives both great and forgotten that have touched this building and how this history impacts our viewing and the connections between sculpture and viewer.”