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See Olympic sculptures in cathedral setting
1:00pm Thursday 28th June 2012 in Latest News
Ben Dearnley’s Avenue of Champions exhibition of sculptures, which focus on the ‘power zones’ of some of the UK’s past and current Olympic and Paralympic champions, is now installed at Salisbury Cathedral.
Visitors can walk through the Avenue to admire swimmer Mark Foster, runner Oscar Pistorius, rower Steve Williams and paralympic dressage rider Lee Pearson.
Ben Dearnley has a special connection with the cathedral as he was born in The Close when his late father, Christopher Dearnley, was Director of Music there.
He said: “I wanted to create sculptures which honour and celebrate their achievements and reflect their individual commitment and excellence in their sport.”
The cathedral welcomes visitors every day from 9am-5pm. The 13 sculptures are all in the west cloister apart from no 1 which is outside the west front.
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