Exuberance is Beauty - David Holgate Retrospective Exhibition Norwich Cathedral

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Sunday 26 February 2017, Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday 12noon to 3pm.

Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and Norwich Twenty Group are combining to stage an exhibition at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral celebrating the life of David Holgate. David, who died in 2014, was an active member of all three arts organisations. The title of the show, Exuberance is Beauty, is taken from one of his exquisite pieces of letter carving. An accomplished musician, sculptor, calligrapher and an innovative teacher, David’s life and work seemed to be united in a brave and inexhaustible search for meaning and beauty in everything he did.

David is probably best known for the statues of Mother Julian and St Benedict on the west front of Norwich Cathedral, but this remarkable man’s work is spread throughout the Cathedral, the rest of the county, and beyond. Numerous churches, cemeteries and buildings have examples of his letter carving. He was also a skilled artist and several pieces of his work will be displayed. In addition to his letter carving and sculpture, the exhibition shows examples of his working drawings and items from his musical career.