London: Contemporary Christian art exhibition


Last Supper - Andrew White - oil on canvas

Last Supper - Andrew White - oil on canvas

An exciting new exhibition of contemporary Christian art is being held in London for two weekends only. The show will feature the works of more than 30 artists, including Andrew White, Francis Hoyland and Marcia Scott, other well established artists and up and coming figures.

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 in Wapping, during Easter Week, from 21 - 23 April.

On the following Bank Holiday weekend it will be held in Farm Street Church, Mayfair, from 28 April to 1 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 21 and 28 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 are 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."

Penny Warden, whose Stations of the Cross hang in Blackburn Cathedral, and who will be exhibiting said: "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 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."

Watch Andrew White speaking about his work during the exhibition at the Hurtado Centre: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjW3EM7TD-Y&t=23s

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