Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB
Coventry Cathedral Opening Times: 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday, 12pm – 3pm Sunday
Transforming a fractured past into a shared future, Broken Angel is a series of new site-specific installations to temporarily replace the Angel of the Eternal Gospel at Coventry Cathedral.
The original window, part of John Hutton’s great glass West Screen, was destroyed in an act of vandalism in 2020 and has been left as a blank pane of glass since. Broken Angel is Coventry Cathedral’s creative response to filling the space.
Broken Angel will feature three different artists between November 2021 and the end of 2022, starting with Anne Petters. Her stunning installation of a broken piece of window glass will be magnified and projected onto the screen where the original Angel used to be, appearing as an abstract reflection of an angel’s wing.
Originally from Dresden, one of Coventry's twin cities, Anne’s installation responds to the destruction of the glass and Coventry Cathedral’s response of hope and reconciliation.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Co-produced by Coventry City of Culture Trust and Coventry Cathedral.