St Paul’s Chelsea

Researching Art in the Cathedral



St Paul’s Chelsea is an open research project with students drawn from the Black Lives Matter research group at UAL Chelsea working with the art collection at St Paul’s Cathedral, which includes many historical monuments from the period of Empire. Participants will constructively and critically engage with this legacy within its contemporary context, led by Mary Evans, artist and Chelsea College of Arts BA Fine Art course leader, working with Dr Paula Gooder, theologian and Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, and Simon Carter, Head of Collections and researcher for Pantheons: Sculpture at St Paul’s Cathedral, c.1796-1916. The project is coordinated by Mark Dean for Arts Chaplaincy Projects, and is bound by a commitment shared with the University and the Cathedral to equality, diversity, and social justice, especially in matters of education and community engagement. St Paul’s Chelsea will initially run for a period of one year, commencing October 2021, culminating in an exhibition in June 2022.