This week saw the launch of St Patrick’s Studios website and a celebration in the Old School Hall with friends and invited guests. The site was put together by David Fairbairn Mike Quirke and Alice Robertson. The site includes profile pages of the 10 artists in residence and the studios history dating back to the primary school closure in 2002. It was at that time Fr Digby Samuels the parish priest had the idea to form a Christian Centre for the Arts in the old school building.
The page of resources includes notes of talks and seminars and a list of recommended reading among which are the letters/homilies to artists from the Popes of recent years including a homily to artists given by Paul IV in the Sistine Chapel 1964. This document is of interest as the first online english translation thanks to Andrew Kelly who translated from the Italian making this a St Patrick’s Studios EXCLUSIVE!