A Working Church

Searching for God, Canterbury Cathedral

Founded by St Augustine in 597, Canterbury Cathedral is one of the most visited buildings in Britain. The Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral commissioned Event to devise an exhibition that explored contemporary Anglicanism and brought into focus the true function of the cathedral as a place of worship.

​Searching for God explores the challenges of modern life: family break-up, homelessness, war, death, famine… The message is that if world problems are to be solved, solutions can be found in the teachings of Christ.

​Displays were designed to work with the grain of the architecture and allow the historic environment full expression. Selection and quality of materials was critical. Exhibits are translucent and contemporary, fabricated almost entirely in glass. They are supported by interactives dealing with the spiritual and practical focus of the Anglican Communion.

Project type

Temporary Exhibition / Expo

Scope of works

  • Interpretative Planning
  • Exhibition Design and Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Design and Construct

Scale

70m2

Location

Canterbury

Programme

1995

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