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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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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Resurrection Exhibition Farm Street Jesuit Church 28-30 April 2017

 

 

 

 

Curating and hanging show with St Patricks Studios team and Hurtado Jesuit Centre. 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

‘To give a taste of the Resurrection is to give the invitation of restoration that God offers everyday to all humanity. The Hurtado Centre’s Resurrection Exhibition has at its heart the ambitious goal of inviting people into an experience of the Resurrection itself, to taste what it is like to be restored in the fullness of humanity. If it succeeds even to some extent, it will have been more than worthwhile.
Artists from many different Christian and artistic backgrounds have contributed works that convey the history of salvation of which the Resurrection is the culmination. We hope that the richness of their work will give a felt sense of the beauty of the Resurrection. Art has a special vocation to show forth truths which words alone are inadequate to express. As Pope Benedict XVI said:
‘Reason alone as it’s expressed in the sciences can’t be man’s complete answer to reality, and it can’t express everything that man can, wants to, and has to express. I think God built this into man. Art along with science is the highest gift God has given him.” (Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millennium, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1997, p. 47)’

References:

Online catalogue of works

Jesuits in Brtain Review

 

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