Theology seminars at the University of Chichester

This autumn’s seminars in the University of Chichester’s, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies department (follow the links for further details):   14 September, 6:30-8pm ‘“The Dead Are Coming”: Performing Political Theology In-Between Refugees and Religion‘, Dr Ulrich Schmiedel, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich.   12 October, 6:30-8pm ‘“A blessing I can never be too thankful for”: Felpham and William… More Theology seminars at the University of Chichester

Michael Clark’s ‘Five Wounds’ & Diana Brandenburger’s ‘The Refugee’ – Discussion Group Report

Saturday saw the last in the series of discussion groups reflecting on art in Chichester Cathedral. We looked at two of the more recent works in the Cathedral: Michael Clark’s ‘Five Wounds‘ (1994) and Diana Brandenburger’s ‘The Refugee‘ (exh. 2008).   Clark’s ‘Five Wounds’ is a very unusual piece, which consists of five tiny panels,… More Michael Clark’s ‘Five Wounds’ & Diana Brandenburger’s ‘The Refugee’ – Discussion Group Report

Art & Christianity Regional Study Day – 1st November

I’m delighted to be working with the Art & Christianity Enquiry (ACE) to host a regional meeting at the Bishop’s Palace for ACE members and others interested in Art & Christianity: A day of discussions and presentations to share best practice, projects and networks. The day will include tours of the Cathedral’s art as well as… More Art & Christianity Regional Study Day – 1st November

Exhibition: The Bishop Otter Art Collection – A Celebration

Currently showing at the Otter Gallery at the University of Chichester and Pallant House Gallery, this exhibition showcases works from the Bishop Otter Collection of 20th century British Art. The collection includes work by artists  including Paul Nash, John Piper, Stanley Spencer and Graham Sutherland. Highlights which explicitly deal with religious themes include Jacob Epstein’s… More Exhibition: The Bishop Otter Art Collection – A Celebration

Forthcoming Events at Chichester Cathedral

As ever, there are lots of arts events taking place at Chichester Cathedral over the next few months; here is an update of dates for your diary. Follow the links for further details (including ticketing, where relevant). Exhibitions Shadows of the Wanderer by Ana Maria Pachecho (to 14 November). This powerful sculpture installation in the North… More Forthcoming Events at Chichester Cathedral

Julian of Norwich Festival at North Stoke, 30-31 July

St. Mary the Virgin at North Stoke (pictured above) is hosting a Julian of Norwich Festival. The first event was on Saturday, but there are three further events this coming weekend:   Saturday 30 July 4.00pm JULIAN’S TEACHING Dr Santha Bhattacharji, St. Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford   Sunday 31 July 4.00pm JULIAN THEN AND… More Julian of Norwich Festival at North Stoke, 30-31 July

The Benker-Schirmer Tapestry & John Skelton’s Madonna and Child (Discussion Group Report)

This afternoon we looked at two very very different pieces in the Cathedral: the monumental and complex Benker-Schirmer Tapestry (1985), and the small(ish) bronze Madonna and Child by John Skelton (1988). The pairing was relatively incidental, chosen partly owing to proximity in the Cathedral, but it’s worth noting that they are both from the second… More The Benker-Schirmer Tapestry & John Skelton’s Madonna and Child (Discussion Group Report)

‘Repaired in Gold’ – Deborah Tompsett exhibition

Deborah Tompsett, who last year exhibited 1000 Tear Bottles in Chichester Cathedral, has a new exhibition at the Courtyard Cafe, Rotherfield. The images above from the window display show the beautiful “repaired” broken jars in the tradition of the Japanese art form Kintsukuroi. Each pot has been lined and decorated with gold leaf and gold bronzing powder. Also… More ‘Repaired in Gold’ – Deborah Tompsett exhibition

Arts & Faith in Sussex Directory – Call for entries

Calling artists, academics, musicians, thespians in Sussex interested in working with parishes and groups in the Diocese of Chichester! I am launching a new directory of Sussex-based specialists in faith and the arts for the Diocesan website. Based on a similar model to the Diocese of Chester’s Arts & Faith Network, the directory will list… More Arts & Faith in Sussex Directory – Call for entries

Representations of St Richard – Discussion Group Report

On Saturday 11th June a group met to discuss representations of St. Richard at Chichester Cathedral. Sussex’s saint appears a number of times in and around the Cathedral. Our main foci were the two most recent such works to be seen at the Cathedral: Philip Jackson’s exterior sculpture (2000) and Sergei Fyodorov’s icon at the… More Representations of St Richard – Discussion Group Report