Connection: Being Human

Main Cathedral 12th August 2022 10:00 AM

Join us for Connection, a part of Peter Walker's Being Human exhibition

Being Human, a new exhibition from renowned artist and Sculptor Peter Walker, will be at Liverpool Cathedral between 27 July – 30th August 2022.

Alongside Connection located in the Main Cathedral under the Dulverton Bridge, you’ll be able to view, Reflection, Identity, and Creativity.


Connection is situated under the Dulverton bridge. This large-scale sculpture of two hands symbolises our connection to each other. The hands, each measuring two metres high, are the gateway to the series of artworks that make up the Being Human installation tour.

They are inspired by a part of Michelangelo's ‘Creation of Adam’ where God's hand reaches out to meet Adam's finger, Peter based his concept on this classic story but has given it a contemporary twist by using female hands.

You can interpret the sculpture in many ways. You may wish to stand between the hands or snap a photo as you take in the sheer scale and vastness of the space the hands occupy. If you’ve visited the cathedral with another person, you may wish to reach out for their hand, and connect with them. Peter hopes this sculpture inspires you to reach out to people in your own community.

DNA Structure

In The Well, you’ll see a steel structure in the shape of a double helix, with moving coloured neon lights. This installation represents Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the molecule chains that coil to form the double helix. The double helix carries the genetic information for all living things.

Peter Walker created this artwork, especially for installation inside sacred spaces. He is asking, you the viewer, to question topics such as science and faith and how the two subjects philosophically intertwine. 

To find out more about the complete exhibition, click here.

To find out an in-depth artist interpretation of this exhibition, click here.