Altar and reredos for Lady Chapel

Altar and reredos

"John Maddison’s Reredos and Altar at Ely Cathedral are superb. The scale and beauty of this work has focussed the space so that the eye is drawn to the altar rather than is no longer distracted by what now seems an eccentric and out of place figure above it. The space is understood so perfectly that we reflected on what must have been a careful collaboration between the artist and his wife who is the cathedral’s architect." Nick Holtam, chair of the judging panel for the ACE Award for Art in a Religious Context 2015 (taken from his speech at the prize-giving)

Artist: John Maddison

Date: 2011

Artwork Materials: Metal

Artwork Type: Sculpture

Commissioned: The Dean and Chapter of Ely Cathedral

Location: Ely Cathedral

Setting: Lady Chapel

Permanent display: Yes