An exhibition featuring the works of over thirty artists, including figures such as Andrew White, Francis Hoyland and Marcia Scott, other well established artists and up and coming figures, is taking place in London this Easter.
The exhibition features works on a range of stages of the History of Salvation culminating in the Resurrection. It will be held at the Hurtado Jesuit Centre (CSAN member) in Wapping, during Easter Week, from 21-23 April 2017. The following Bank Holiday weekend it will be held in Farm Street Church in Mayfair, from 28th April to 1st May.
Private viewings of the works with talks by Andrew White and Francis Hoyland on ‘The Vocation of a Christian Artist’ will be held on 21st and 28th April. The show is open to the public and free on the other dates. It is a must see for anyone who wants to learn where Christian art is today. Many works will be for sale.
The event unites people from different Christian denominations and artistic backgrounds. For many Christian artists their endeavours can seem quite isolated. This exhibition reveals an existing Christian artistic community as Andrew White commented, ‘It’s great to hear of fellow artists so desiring to express their faith through God’s gift and trust Him on this journey.’
The exhibition is a work of collaboration between the Hurtado Centre, a Jesuit Centre in Wapping, and a group of painters at the St Patrick’s Art Studios based nearby. The exhibition offers a way into Christian spirituality through the arts, which have the power to express something of Christianity’s richness and depth. Br Stephen Power SJ, the Director of the Centre said, ‘This is a great opportunity for Christian artists to deepen the spiritual life of our society. I am delighted that we have been able to organise one of the few modern opportunities of this kind’.