Magnificent Seven Heavenly Virtues

4 - 26 May 2013

An exhibition in the Mausoleum at Nunhead Cemetery

Curated by Jolanta Jagiello in association with the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery

Open all weekends in May 2013, 11am-5pm
Including both Bank Holidays 6th May and 27th May 2013 and Open Day Saturday 18th May 2013


Following on from the success of Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins in May 2012, at the suggestion of one of our visitors to that exhibition, we are concentrating on the lesser known, Seven Heavenly Virtues this year for our public art exhibition in the Stearn’s Mausoleum in Nunhead Cemetery, the smallest exhibiting space in Southwark.

The seven virtues refer to the combination of two lists of virtues, the 4 cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, restraint or temperance, and courage or fortitude, and the 3 theological virtues of faith, hope, and love or charity. They were intensely popular in the Middle Ages and spread the concept of holy virtues throughout Europe. Practicing these virtues is considered to protect one against temptation from the seven deadly sins, with each one having its counterpart.

Each of the seven heavenly virtues matches a corresponding deadly sin. Chastity counteracts lust, temperance counteracts gluttony, charity counteracts greed, diligence counteracts sloth, forgiveness counteracts wrath, kindness counteracts envy, and humility counteracts pride.

Each artist will counteract their sin with their virtue: Jolanta Jagiello - temperance, Desiree Ickerodt - forgiveness, Sara Scott - kindness, Elizabeta Chojak-Mysko - humility, and Lorenzo Belenguer will cover diligence, whilst Sally Buchanan will cover chastity. The exhibition is curated by Jolanta Jagiello. Please see further details on

This exciting show is open every weekend in May 2013 (4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th) including the Bank Holidays 6th May and 27th May 2013, and the May Open Day on Saturday 18th May 2013, from 11am-5pm. Please see for travel details to Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, SE15 3LW.

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