Exhibitions in the Hostry

Medieval stone meets modern architecture in Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry which offers a wonderfully unique setting for artists to exhibit their work. Our Hostry exhibitions are always free, giving all our visitors the chance to enjoy a wide-ranging mix of art.

Your Waves Go Over Me

Currently a 10-metre wave of 3,000 fish is washing over the incredibly versatile space, offering visitors a spectacular and thought-provoking immersive art experience.

Your Waves Go Over Me has been created by Norfolk-based artist Mark Reed as part of the Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure exhibition at the Cathedral.

The visit of the Natural History Museum’s Dippy the Diplodocus cast to Norwich Cathedral aims to spark conversations about our planet and how we can protect it for the future, and Mark Reed's stunning installation puts the spotlight on the importance of water through the ages, from the time of dinosaurs right through to the modern day and beyond.

Wave Sculpture

You can read more about Your Waves Go Over Me here and watch the three videos below which together give an insight into both the current Hostry exhibition and also the Hostry space itself:

For more about Dippy on Tour click here

Future exhibitions

As soon as information is available, details of all exhibitions at Norwich Cathedral are listed in our What's On section.

Exhibition proposals

If you would like to apply to exhibit your work, you will 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.

There may also be opportunities to exhibit work in other parts of the Cathedral as well as the Hostry.

Part of a city full of culture

Norwich has a brilliant arts scene and the Cathedral is one of many different places across the city that celebrates art and creativity. For more information about exhibitions and galleries across the city, click here to visit the Art In Norwich website.

Some recent exhibition highlights in the Hostry

Women of the Wild Frontier - Frances Martin


The Cloud of Unknowing - Ray and Sasha Ward

The Cloud of Unknowing (c) Sasha Ward

The Cloud of Unknowing (c) Ray Ward