Southsea contemporary artist Pete Codling recently exhibited the fruit of his labours as the artist in residence at Portsmouth Cathedral. The multi-panel artworks in his unique style are currently on display in the cathedral, with the exhibition entitled ‘Soup of Souls’ which will run until April. The Hermitage Artist Residency is funded by Arts Council England and is part of Portsmouth Cathedral’s creative programme and annual theme of ‘Time’.
“I have been in residence, in the Cupola or Dome on top of the Belfry tower in Old Portsmouth. This is the Maritime Cathedral of the Sea, dedicated to the strong Naval, Merchant and Fishing community and traditions of the city. My response to the theme and surroundings has been to produce a large body of work inspired by The Solent and Portsmouth Harbour which I over look from my vantage point high in the Cathedral tower.” – Pete Codling
A book is now available detailing the creative process, residency and the final artworks which can be purchased in the Cathedral bookshop and direct from Pete. There is also a fantastic documentary all about the artwork directed by Pete and made by Ceejay Mills of Hampshire Studio, with aerial footage from Mike at Solent Sky Services. You can watch the film below.
Photo by Joe Low.