A contemporary arts exhibition, featuring works on a range of stages of the history of Salvation culminating in the Resurrection, and showcasing works by Andrew White, Francis Hoyland, Marcia Scott, other well-known artists and up-and-coming figures, will take place over two weekends in Eastertide. It will be held at the Hurtado Jesuit Centre in Wapping, during Easter Week, from the 21st to the 23rd of April. 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.
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 explains: ‘It’s great to hear of fellow artists so desiring to express their faith through God’s gift and trust him on this journey.’
Penny Warden, whose Stations of the Cross hang in Blackburn Cathedral, and who will be exhibiting commented: ‘This is the first exhibition of this size of Christian art since Presence in 2004 held at
St Paul’s Cathedral.’
The exhibition is a collaboration between the Hurtado Centre 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, 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.’