‘Hassocks’ at Back To Life, 2022. St. Saviours Church Pimlico, London, UK.
Back to Life is a Lenten exhibition of work by students on the MA Fine Art course at UAL Chelsea College of Arts, organised by Arts Chaplaincy Projects in collaboration with St Saviour’s Pimlico.

This work was produced with an awareness of and respect for contemplative spaces, in particular the Anglo-Catholic setting of St Saviour’s church, whilst also attesting to the cultural diversity of the communities of Chelsea college and Pimlico parish.

These four ‘Hassocks’ are wooden representations of the hand-stitched padded cushions provided at the back of each pew at St. Saviours Church, installed in their replacement. Taking inspiration from the existing architecture at St. Saviours, and decorative domestic techniques, I hoped to reflect a sense of community that is at the heart of the church.

HAZEL O’SULLIVAN / hazosullivan@gmAIL.COM