Leah Grant

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I love Gloucester Cathedral; the cold air, the bare stone, the architecture, the history. Awe-inspiring from the outside as well as in, the magnificent structure could be considered art in its own right; a sculpture, perhaps, on the grandest of scales.

Fitting then, that for the second time in four years, Gloucester Cathedral welcomes into its halls a sculpture exhibition of the highest calibre. Running until the end of October, Crucible2 is curated by Gallery Pangolin and showcases the works of world-renowned artists such as Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley. (I know what you’re thinking: Damien Hirst in a cathedral? Dead animals in formaldehyde hanging above the font?!) Though it may seem incongruous to view many of these ‘modern’ pieces within such ethereal surrounds, I feel, mingled amongst the cathedral’s own collection of wall paintings and…

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