Throughout the year we have different objects on display in Lancelot’s Link

Romano Southwark – A Glimpse into the Past

31 July – 14 December

In partnership with the Cuming Museum and on display for the first time at the Cathedral, this collection of Roman sculptures and carved stones were discovered in 1977 when a sealed crypt located below the Cathedral choir was excavated.  Dating from the 1st – 3rd Century AD, many of the objects on display have an association with Roman funerary practices.

St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School – Sculptures for Feet

15 December – 31 January 2018

Inspired by the visual richness of Southwark Cathedral, personal research into the theme ‘Objects of Desire’ and the work of fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, Year 10 students have worked with imagination to create these extraordinarily individual and original footwear designs. Students translated their designs into sculptural forms using clay and a range of hand building techniques. Their designs transformed and developed in response to the hands on experience of clay. Working on a larger than life scale gave opportunity for greater detail and has created a monumental presence to the sculptures. Surface decoration was added by pressing into the clay to create texture and by painting on coloured slips which were then cut or scratched into (sgraffito) to reveal the underlying clay body.

Can you spot a piece of Southwark Cathedral in these designs?