Chester Cathedral’s historic interior
is an atmospheric and creative space.
It provided a fascinating and
accessible context for viewing
world-class sculpture as part of the
The cathedral is the largest
exhibition space within Chester.
The largest FREE TO ENTER
contemporary and modern
sculpture exhibition to be held in
the north west of England.
ARK featured 90 works of art by
more than 50 celebrated sculptors,
including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley,
Lynn Chadwick, Barbara Hepworth,
Sarah Lucas, David Mach, Elisabeth Frink,
Eduardo Paolozzi, Kenneth Armitage
and Peter Randall-Page.
ARK was for everyone.
For those new to sculpture and for aficionados.
For adults and for children.
Those wanting to take a more in-depth look at
some the exhibition’s highlights joined one of our daily
tours led by our expert guides.
The tours took in up to ten of the
exhibition’s key pieces and lasted
Without the generous support of our sponsors, the ARK sculpture exhibition at Chester Cathedral would not have been possible.