Graham Sutherland’s work has a permanent exhibition space at the Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham. Now the gallery is to hold a major exhibition of his work, from 21 May, to coincide with the publication of its stunning limited edition print of the great tapestry, Christ in Glory (in the Tetramorph), at Coventry Cathedral. The Cathedral marks its Diamond Jubilee at a special ceremony on 25 May and this print aims to raise £100,000 for the care of Sutherland’s masterpiece which continues to inspire and provoke awe in anyone who steps inside the Cathedral.
Graham Sutherland [1903-1980] is widely considered one of the most important British artists of the 20th century. In addition to his extraordinary contribution to portraiture, public and religious commissions, and a much-lauded career as a painter in oils, Sutherland dedicated six decades of his life to printmaking and graphic design, resulting in a legacy of work that, despite its breadth, retains a powerfully unique voice.
The Goldmark exhibition of original works and rarely seen prints will therefore give visitors to the gallery and goldmark.tv viewers the chance to see work which must rank among the most expressive and evocative that this country has produced, by an artist whose impact on British post-war art was immense. An exhibition walkthrough film hosted by Max Waterhouse will be available from 20 May.
Goldmark Gallery and Coventry Cathedral first worked together in 2015 when Goldmark had the idea to produce screen prints of two of John Piper’s iconic paintings of the old Cathedral destroyed in the 1940 blitz of the city – painted on site whilst the Cathedral was still smouldering from the bombing. These prints have, to date, raised nearly £90,000 for Cathedral funds.
More recently Goldmark has loaned Jacob Epstein’s bronze Heroic Torso for the Cathedral’s current exhibition of the great sculptor’s work. Heroic Torso, which has never previously been exhibited outside of the USA, can be seen at the Cathedral until 31 May.
This limited edition print of Christ in Glory in the Tetramorph tapestry, created in Goldmark’s Atelier, will give buyers a chance to witness some of Great Tapestry’s majesty in their own home. The print is taken from Sutherland’s original illustration for the final Tapestry which has been hanging in the Lady Chapel at the west end of the Cathedral and which has been restored by the team at Goldmark. This high quality work will retail at £475 plus p&p and be available from either the Cathedral or Goldmark Gallery. Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity signed by both the Bishop of Coventry,The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth and the Dean of Coventry Cathedral, the Very Reverend John Witcombe.