Norwich is a city buzzing with culture and the Cathedral is one of the mix of venues that regularly celebrate art and creativity. For a full account of this please see the latest edition of the Art In Norwich publication here.
We are fortunate to have a beautiful space in the Hostry Visitor & Education Centre, where exhibitions are staged throughout the year. It’s a space that benefits from the wonderful architecture of the Hostry itself, where modern meets medieval. In addition we make use of the wonderful spaces within the Cathedral itself.
All of our exhibitions are free to the public, so next time you’re passing please do come in and engage with inspiring and challenging art.
Current and future exhibitions
You’ll find details of our current and future exhibitions in the What's On section.
If you have an idea for a future exhibition you’ll first need to complete a proposal form. Proposals are then considered by the Exhibitions Panel, which is led by the Canon Librarian. To request a proposal pack please contact the Secretary to the Canon Librarian.
In recent times the work on display at the Cathedral has included;
The Bishop’s Art Prize
An exhibition featuring an array of creative works by students studying for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in fine art, textile design, communication design and games art and design at Norwich University of the Arts. The Bishop’s Art Prize is an annual competition which invites students in their final year of study to explore Christian themes. In 2016 students created a body of work in response to the brief ‘Unexpected Blessings’, set by the Bishop of Norwich, Graham James. Find out more about this exhibition here.
Mel Clark: Master Printer
An exhibition that looked into the work of master printer, Mel Clark, who began using the computer as a creative Fine Art tool in the 1980's after seeing its potential for digital working. It is an idea he has developed to present day, producing predominantly print based work with an abstract/geometric emphasis, drawing references largely from the landscape. Find out more about this exhibition here.
A contemporary exhibition that coincided with The British Art Show coming to venues across Norwich during the Summer of 2016. This large-scale installation was aimed at facilitating an engaging dialogue between contemporary art practice and Norwich Cathedral as a site of major historical and cultural significance. Find out more about this exhibition here.