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St Patrick’s Studios Advent & Christmastide Exhibition at Our Lady of Dolours, Dec 2017 – Feb 2018

 

Curating and participating in St Patrick’s Studios Advent and Christmastide show at Our Lady of Delours RC Church,  London SW10 9EL

Exhibiting two works: The Virgin of Tenderness, mixed media on paper and The Baptism of Christ, pencil on paper

Other exhibitors include: Alice Robertson, Alice Farmer, Bernard Allen, Lucidna May, Thomas Treherne, Francis Hoyland, John Bateson-Hill, Victoria Brenninkmeijer, Daphne Kilner.

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Living Water: Husk Community Exhibition 23 November – 23 December 2017

 

 

 

‘Living Water – What does it mean to you? How can it be Living? Why do we need it? Where do we get it?’

The Spirit Hovers Over the Waters – Limited edition giclee print 2017

“The spirit hovers over the waters at the dawn of creation when the earth is empty and formless;

the spirit hovers over the flood waters announcing the end of the ordeal and the return to peace;

the spirit hovers over Christ entering the Jordan;

through the activity of the spirit the waters cease to be an image of death but announce a birth to new life”.

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St Michael’s Arts Festival, Stockwell: 4th – 15th October 2017

 

 

 

Invitation from Justin and Charlotte Hammer to exhibit a number of works at St Michael’s Arts Festival, St Michael’s Church, Stockwell Park Road. 15 submitted pieces included a mixture of old and new work.

 

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Illusions Exhibition at the Menier Gallery 13 – 26 September 2017

An open submission Exhibition presented by The Artists Pool

 

‘Going beyond the surface, exploring the illusions of life, the change of art, time, fashion, environment and the perception we’re fed, what is reality and what isn’t ? Does reality still exists in the age of technology and the changing times of social media?  Can we trust our own eyes?’

 

Southbank Saltimbanque

saltimbanque: masculine and feminine noun  – “travelling entertainer”, “street entertainer”. French saltimbanque, and Italian saltimbanco, from saltare ‘jump’ and banco ‘bench, platform, stage’.

‘An image of the artist as “entertainer” reflecting on the harsh realities of street life and the tawdry poverty of his few possessions. Away from the ‘lights’ the performer sits contemplating the cost of attachment to a spirit of artistic melancholy stretching to Picasso, to Dickens, to Watteau, to the Comedia del’arte and beyond. What is the nature of this romance and why is it bound to a fatalistic outcome? Meanwhile, old friends move on, change is ever present and tomorrow is a new beginning…’

Bridegroom: Solo show at CTS Bookshop 15 – 26 August 2017

 

 

‘The 11 paintings in Bridegroom focus on the figure of Christ in the Gospels, and particularly on God as love. They are in a range of materials and techniques from classical iconography to a figurative expressionism.’

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1. Supper at Emmaus. The grace of Christian marriage is a fruit of Christ’s cross, the source of all life. This is what the Apostle makes clear when he says, “Husbands love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. CCC 1615-16
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2. Baptism of Christ. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. Jn 3:29
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3. Crucufixion. I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with jewels. Is 61.10
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4. Pantocrator Series. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Cor 4:6
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5. Virgin of  Tenderness. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” Jn 2:3
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6. Lamp (Holy Spirit in Flames). In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth Ps 19: 4-6
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7. Image of Pity. Can the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day. Mk 2:19-20

 

Art & Prayer: Interview with Cristina Ferrauti on the CTS Bridegroom Exhibition

 

Audio of Lunchtime talk accompanying the CTS Bridegroom Exhibition 23/08/2017

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The Elephant in the Room Exhibition at the Menier Gallery 23 – 27 May 2017

 

 

‘The 2006 UK Inquiry identified five key factors that affect mental health and wellbeing of people, these were: discrimination, participating in meaningful activities, relationships, physical health and poverty. This exhibition aims to address some or all of these themes is through a focus on the issues of mental health and young people.’

12 Exhibited works including Resurection Jesus, oil on board, 2017; Tangled, oil on board 2017, Burning Man, gouache on paper, 1993, Lamp (Holy Spirit in Flames) mixed media on paper, 2017, Pantocrator, mixed media on paper, 2016

Mernier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU

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St Patrick’s Studios & Invited Artists: Our Lady of Dolours Servite Church, May – November 2017

 

 

Exhibiting four works: Supper at Emmaus, egg tempera, 2017; Annunciation, oil on board 2017; Descent into Hell, 2017; Baptism of Christ, pencil on paper, 2016

‘A re-working and follow on of the exhibition  held in the Jesuit Hurtado Centre, Wapping and the Mount Street Jesuit Centre, over two weekends in April 2017.

The initative was pioneered by a very dedicated team at the Hurtado Centre and held in conjunction with the artists of St Patrick’s Studios, based in the parish in Wapping. It has brought together nearly 30 artists from different Christian denominations and artistic backgrounds in a very joyful project.

The aims were to give a taste of the Resurrection as an invitation of the restoration that God offers every day to all humanity, to taste what it is like to be restored in the fullness of life in Christ.

It is hoped that the richness of the works exhibited at Our Lady of Dolours will give a felt sense of the beauty of the Resurrection.

We are extremely grateful to the Servite Friars for enabling us to continue with this exhibition in the beautiful setting of the colonnade which will allow many more people to see it.’

Alice Robertson 2017

 

Exhibiting artisits: Alice Robertson, Andrew White, Bernard Allen, Daphne Kilner, David Lilley, Elizabeth McCarten, Francis Hoyland, John Cook, John Bateson-Hill, Kirsty Kerr,   Melissa Perkins, Mike Quirke, Rene De Los Reyes, Rosaleen Walsh, Tessa Hunkin, Victoria Brenninkmeijer.

Over the duration of the exhibition was supplemented with additional works including the Sacred Heart, Pantocrator III and IX, Lamp IV (Holy Spirit in Flames) and The Image of Pity,

 

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