Tickets: FREE
Coventry Cathedral Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5AB
Until Mon 29 Aug 2022

Broken Angel

Sat 6 Nov 2021 to Mon 29 Aug 2022
Coventry Cathedral
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5AB

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.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Co-produced by Coventry City of Culture Trust and Coventry Cathedral.



6 NOV 2021 - 1 FEB 2022

The first installation Starts 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. 

Photo by Dylan Parrin

Photo by Dylan Parrin

4 MAR - 12 JUN 2022

In March, the second of three installations is created by Barbara Walker and the work focuses on the way historic art uses objects to describe figures in faith stories and shape how we understand their identities.

Photo by Sheradon Dublin

Photo by Sheradon Dublin

About The Artist

Image: Anne Petters Portrait

Image: Anne Petters Portrait

Anne Petters will be the first artist, making a new work to be installed in November 2021 until February 2022.

Anne Petters grew up in Dresden. Her work has been shown in the USA and Europe. Since 2017 she has had a studio in the UK following her appointment as Fellow in Glass at the City and Guilds of London school.

Anne describes her practice as “an attempt to visualise and materialise the poetic spiritual space of the everyday“. She uses glass, light and natural phenomena to make objects and installations that create a sense of wonder and curiosity in the viewer. Her work challenges our ideas of fragility and the passage of time.