The catalogue for the show is here. We didn't bother with the pieces inside the Cathedral on the assumption that they would be policed to prevent GT placement. I did manage the main aim of the visit (reinforced by the additional items on show) by photographing the Hepworth Crucifix that is awkwardly positioned for GT inclusion: this time I took the Canon with the long lens.
Although easy to ridicule, this one has been growing on me while processing the images. I should have taken a close-up of the spilling bits which look like a complex assemblage of extra-shiny tin cans. Let's see what the catalogue says.
When Soak Becomes Spill is filled with shiny vessels which reminds us of jewels; these shiny utensils may seem attractive, but might their emptiness point to the poverty of a consumer society? Exhibition catalogue p.24
Mary is walking away from the Cathedral. What will you take with you from what you have seen at Salisbury Cathedral today? Exhibition catalogue p.64
There was a different Chadwick in that vicinity in 2018.
Chadwick left the interpretation of his work to others. If you had an opportunity to show someone an important aspect of your life, what would you like them to see, who would be witting on the bench with you? Exhibition catalogue p.34
I had always assumed that Lynn Chadwick was a woman.
Moore felt that all art should have a certain mystery and should make demands on the spectator to spend time looking and reflecting on what they see. Do you find mystery in the Reclining Figure? Might it point to the mystery of our humanity and what we mean by that? Exhibition catalogue p.34
Pleasant with the sun behind it and echoing the spire. From the catalogue p.30,
Danny Lane's symbolic glass stairway poses the question, In what ways might your life be considered as climbing a stairway and what would you hope to find beyond the final step? Exhibition catalogue p.30
A large, grounded frisbee. Children approached, climbed on it, waited in vain for something interesting to happen (perhaps rotation), then wandered off. Let's consult the catalogue and see what it means,
Skystation offers the public a place to rest and contemplate the surroundings of Salisbury Cathedral. How might it affect the lives of the community if each locality had a Skystation? Exhibition catalogue p.40
Officially, then, it's an uncomfortable park bench.
I have nothing to say about this one. Try the catalogue p.46.
Conrad Shawcross explores subjects that lie on the borders of geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics …
The contrasting titles of this work - formal, theoretical and abstract on the one hand and emotive, subtle and impressionistic on the other - express something of a tension between two aspects of the human person, two aspects which are hard to bring together in Western society. How might we set about reconciling them, starting with our children's education? Exhibition catalogue p.47