'THE ENGLISH CATHEDRAL' - Touring Exhibition Dates
The touring exhibition of Peter's work, 'The English Cathedral', to date (December 2023) has now been hosted by 16 out of the 42 cathedrals (Coventry, Ely, Blackburn, Portsmouth, Carlisle, Winchester, Ripon, Southwell, Bradford, St Albans, St Pauls, Hereford, Newcastle, St Edmundsbury, Wakefield and Lincoln) and continues its pilgrimage to Wells.

The rest of the tour dates are as follows:

Wells: 5 December 2023 - 14 January 2024
Manchester: 23 January 2024 - 10 March 2024
Rochester: 19 March 2024 - 7 April 2024
Peterborough: 14 May 2024 - 13 June 2024
Derby: 18 June 2024 - 14 July 2024
Chester: 10 September 2024 - 1 October 2024

The Peter Marlow Foundation hopes to fulfil Peter's desire for the exhibition to be hosted by all 42 cathedrals, so please get in touch if you are interested in hosting it!

In 2010 Peter undertook ‘a kind of reflective pilgrimage’, in photographing the naves of each of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals. As a contemporary return to tradition of church photography in England, particularly the work of Frederick Evans and Edwin Smith, Peter’s typologies were taken in natural light at dawn, capturing the luminosity of each interior as daylight emerged from behind the altar. Devoid of artificial lighting, the images create a representation of each cathedral removed from the modern age.

The photographs were published as a book by Merrell, with a foreword written by Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the V&A. The first edition in 2012 and second edition in 2015.

With generous funding from the Victoria and Albert Museum and their Photographs Acquisition Group, a touring exhibition followed the book.

A full set of the prints are held in the V&A’s permanent collection.

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'The English Cathedral' Exhibition at Coventry Cathedral . 2016 © Guy Montagu-Pollock
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'The English Cathedral' Exhibition at Coventry Cathedral . 2016 © Guy Montagu-Pollock