Diary date | Friday 10th – Thursday 16th August

THE BEATING HEART OF SHERBORNE

A revealing new exhibition of Sherborne Abbey by the artist James Budden

Not just a beloved landmark but a bustling building full of life, love and worship; Sherborne Abbey sets the scene for a variety of exciting events throughout the year – including of course the award-winning Sherborne Abbey Festival.

From fanfares to film sets, this vaulted ceiling has seen it all. Now various aspects of the Abbey building, with  the events and people connected to it, are to be revealed and celebrated in a stunning new collection of works by the artist James Budden, who lives and works close by.

This free-entry exhibition, which takes place in the South Choir Aisle, will be set as a three-part series celebrating the music, the people and the architecture of this living landmark.

Many of the works included in this exhibition were drawn and painted during live performances at the 2018 Sherborne Abbey Festival where James was artist-in-residence.  Starting with a blank canvas, James would paint from the moment the music started; the final brush stroke made as the last note was played. This created a range of works as lively and diverse as the music they were painted to.

Visitors can expect innovative new views of the building and the people who work there, along with a peek into the creative process through accompanying photographs documenting the artist’s journey by photographer Tara Bradford.

WHEN | Friday 10th August – Thursday 16th August : *10am – 5pm (11am – 5pm on Sunday)

*Unless a memorial or other service is taking place

WHERE | South Choir Aisle, Sherborne Abbey

Exclusive Preview of Works | Thursday 9th August 6pm – 8pm

10% of sales from the exhibition will be donated to Sherborne Food Bank

For more information and images, or to arrange an interview with the artist, please contact Ruth Graves either by email ruth.graves101@gmail.com or phone 07546 312614

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