Coventry, it seems to us, is a city that’s always changing, never quite satisfied with what it is. 
Some changes, like the destruction of November 1940 were startling, a brutal shock.
Some changes are more gradual, ‘improvements’, modernising, adapting.

But with all change, things get lost.
Buildings, sculptures, streets, whole communities…..feelings.

What if we reimagined the parts of our city that got lost?

Using giant photographic sculptures showing what’s there now, we’ve done just that adding paintings, drawings and tiny glass objects – letting our imaginations run riot:  places, things, ghosts and maybe-things that take our city beyond City of Culture and into the future. 

Joining forces for the first time four Artists from Coventry, Photographer John Whitmore, Illustrator and Monster Maker Emma O’Brien, Artist Anita Sunger and Maker of Tiny Glass Stuff Amanda Glanville have the fantastic opportunity to transform a space in Coventry’s iconic Holy Trinity Church  for an exhibition in City of Culture Year.

Large scale photographs of Coventry become sculptures you can walk around. Get up close to see if you can recognise the places and even closer to spot the non-photographic things that should (or shouldn’t!) be there, There are clues to what WAS there, and dreams of what could be.

Follow the art trail of smaller pieces around the church, which will encourage you to enjoy the many beautiful things permanently on display.

An approachable, thought-provoking exhibition which will chime with Coventry Kids young and old, adopted Coventry Kids and visitors alike.

Holy Trinity Church
5a Priory Row
Coventry, CV1 5EX
United Kingdom

Exhibition Dates
Wednesday 23rd June – Saturday 26th June
Wednesday 30th June – Saturday 3rd July
10:00 – 15:00 daily

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Medieval Holy Trinity Church is a well-loved Coventry icon and is right at the heart of the city centre next to the ruins of the old Cathedral.

Its huge spire is one of the famous 3 spires of Coventry, and as well as the church being an impressive building there are many treasures within, including a rare 15th Century painting ‘The Coventry Doom’.

This is the first time the church has been a venue for Warwickshire Open Studios.