Welcome to Ecclesiart, ACE's project to map significant works of Modern (post 1920) and contemporary art in UK churches and cathedrals. We hope that the works we've included so far will
- stimulate debate about the merits of such works
- encourage further nominations from the public as well as a selected panel of publicly-known figures from the worlds of art and religion
- demonstrate the variety and richness of the works which are part of a collective ownership
- encourage increased responsibility towards works which may be under-appreciated
Use the 'Browse' options under the Ecclesiart section of the menu on the left to begin.
All titles in blue are linked to further information, as are the images.
How to nominate a work of art
Write to ACE with as much information as possible on a work of art you think should be included in Ecclesiart. Images are extremely helpful and we particularly welcome a short theological reflection on why you would nominate the work, no longer than 150 words. Please note that we do not normally accept nominations from artists of their own work.
We are particularly looking for textile works.
This project has been kindly supported by the Jerusalem Trust and by the Idlewild Trust. Further research to increase the database will require further funding. Please support ACE by joining as a member or by giving a donation.