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A major art installation, entitled Please Believe These Days Will Pass by artist Mark Titchner
Mark’s Please Believe artwork appeared on posters and billboards across the country during the early stages of Lockdown and was widely shared on social media.
“I had no idea then how this artwork would connect itself to the terrible days that followed and how far it would ultimately travel. Something about that message seemed to connect with the need for hope that was felt so keenly by us all,” said Mark. The installation was originally supposed to be for the Cathedral’s annual Lent Art Installation, but was pushed back because of the pandemic.
The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark, said, “As we move as a nation through the various stages of the roadmap leading to the complete relaxation of the Coronavirus restrictions, it is easy to believe that it is all behind us. But the world is still in the grip of a pandemic. Mark Titchner’s monumental installation in Southwark Cathedral will be a stark reminder that we need to look beyond these islands to a world still suffering. But it is also a message of hope, because the truth is ‘these days will pass’ and we must hold on to that belief, that hope".
This is installation will partially veil the Cathedral’s altar, imposing its message upon the Gothic architecture of the building and placing it within the context of faith and contemplation and at 9.23 x 6.3 metres in size it is approximately three times the size of a standard billboard.
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Please Believe These Days Will Pass will be on display from 2 June - 23 July 2021.