'Peaceful Shelter' Exhibition by Johnny O'Hanlon

'Peaceful Shelter' Exhibition by Johnny O'Hanlon

Monday 9 October to Monday 30 October

Johnny O’Hanlon trained as an artist and has over 16
years of experience working with people across the West Midlands and
beyond. He works in educational, SEN and community settings and is
most at home facilitating the creative process, with a core belief
that creativity makes a positive contribution to people's well-being.

He recently made a career change and became A Church Support Worker with The Congregational Federation. 
Originally exhibited in Lichfield Cathedral this sculpture was created in collaboration with inmates from HMYOI
Swinfen Hall who contributed to the shape and design of the sculpture and also with group for survivors of domestic abuse based in Lichfield, who contributed to the positive images and messages on the inside of the sculpture.

Designed as a prayerful, contemplative space, the hope is that you might leave some of your worries behind and step out of the sculpture feeling lighter and more positive.

'Peaceful Shelter' will be in the South transept and will be freely available for anyone who would like to come and sit inside this beautiful piece of art for some contemplation and quietness.

'Peaceful Shelter' Launch & Prisons Week Talk

Monday 9 October 7.00pm
In the Chapter House

The Bishop of Gloucester will introduce artist Johnny O'Hanlon and his work ‘Peaceful Shelter’and a guest speaker from The Nelson Trust who will talk about their valuable community programmes in Gloucestershire

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

Donations welcomed on the day – collections will be gifted to The Nelson Trust. Please contact 01452 229838 or to reserve your place.


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