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St Augustine's Centre

55 Fulham Palace Road

Hammersmith, London​

W6 8AU


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St Augustine's Centre is a project of The Order of Saint Augustine, registered charity number 233010


Nina Danino - Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara

Open Cloister 


The video and sound installation exhibited in St Augustine’s Catholic Church, Hammersmith, gives a much needed platform and voice to women in the Church. These particular women have chosen a contemplative and cloistered life, shunning the attention of the outside world, and yet now Nina Danino puts them under the spotlight to help us understand who the real women are behind the veil.  The context of a male, urban, religious community ‘hosting’ the female, rural, religious community, into its city church, adds extra layers of significance.

The exhibition is organised by Austin Forum - the Order of St Augustine’s hub for spirituality and culture - and is part of its Sacred Art series.

Curators, designs & support
Curated by Fr Gianni Notarianni O.S.A. (Parish Priest of St Augustine’s Church, Director of Austin Forum)        & Marie Marin la Meslee

Thanks to DSAV Ltd and Goldsmiths for their support.


Audio 13 minutes plays through the church Audio System

On weekdays at 9am, 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm.

On Saturdays at 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm

On Sundays at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

Video Diptych: Left: 12 mins 16mm film / Right Interviews 40 minutes

Continuous except during mass times: www.saintaugustineshammersmith.org/mass-times

Transcript Publication

Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara artists’ book


Visitor information
Admission: free
Opening times: Monday-Friday: 7 am to 7 pm, Saturday: 10:30 am to 7 pm, Sunday: 8 am to 7:30 pm
Address: St Augustine’s church - 55 Fulham Palace Road - London. W6 8AU
E: info@austin-forum.org T: 020 8748 3254
Nearest London Underground Station: Hammersmith