Broken Beauty Artist in Residence: Alison Clark

Broken Beauty is the title of the artist residency taking place in Southwark Cathedral between 21 May to 14 June 2018

This residency by artist Alison Clark marks the first anniversary of the London Bridge attack. The theme Broken Beauty is taken from the Japanese art of Kintsugi where ceramics that have been damaged are repaired with gold.

Southwark Cathedral was in the centre of the terror and violence of 3 June 2017. The fabric of the building was also damaged including external and internal doors.  Alison Clark’s artist residency includes a specially commissioned work incorporating prints taken from the Sacristy door together with prints from other parts of the Cathedral that show traces of the past. Goldwork will be added to the piece as an echo of Kintsugi.

This installation will be hung in the retrochoir from 2 June 2018 alongside two existing pieces on the theme of mourning and healing.

There will be two community events linked to this residency, Mending Circles where participants are invited to bring an item of clothing to sit and mend together. Both are free to attend and will take place in the retrochoir of the Cathedral.

Monday 4 June 2.30pm - 4.30pm, you can register here

Thursday 7 June 10.30am - 12.30pm, you can register here