A Public Sculpture Exhibition in the Restored Anglican Chapel
Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, SE15 3LP
20th February 2017 until 23rd April 2017:
'Sacred Bodies' is part of the Public Art Programme 2017 in the Restored Anglican Chapel at Nunhead Cemetery which started with 'Doggies on Leads' that began the programme in 2016.
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'Sacred Bodies' is an exhibition of recent metal sculptures by Sara Burgess based around her 'Bodies' series. The sculptures explore our connection between the inevitable physicality or our earthly, human existence and our volition to overcome suffering. The public art is on show in the Restored Anglican Chapel viewed through the entrance gates from Monday 20th February to Saturday 23rd April 2017.
Iron Maiden (2013/14)
A stylised wrought-iron torso in a female form; this piece is about enduring discrimination against women throughout the ages.
A surreal set of skeletal remains hangs from the stand. This piece is about the sacrifices we make for the great good.
A pair of legs, with one missing the bottom half of the leg, this piece resonates the loss of a supporting limb and desire to complete the human body.
A pregnant-shaped metal body hangs from a stand; the apron is an examination of the role of the mother, and her role to nurture and protect a vulnerable living being.
The Friends of Nunhead Cemetery