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Advent & Christmastide Exhibition | 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 recent works: The Virgin of Tenderness, mixed media on paper and 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 | 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 | 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…’

Solo show | Bridegroom | 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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