Links

Links to places and websites relating to art and faith in Sussex and beyond.

Churches

Berwick Church – the interior of this village church is painted with twentieth-century murals by members of the Bloomsbury Group – Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Quentin Bell.

Chichester Cathedral – famous for its twentieth-century art thanks to the legacy of Bishop George Bell and Dean Walter Hussey, Chichester Cathedral has a long and rich history of fostering the arts (especially visual art and music).

St Michael and All Angels, Brighton – home to stained glass and paper murals by Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts artists, including Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Philip Webb.

Sussex Historic Churches Trust – a trust was founded in 1956 to give grants for essential repairs and restoration of places of worship of architectural or historic interest throughout Sussex. The Trust has a Friends scheme which publishes newsletters and runs several events throughout the year.

Museums and Galleries

The Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft – a museum devoted to the legacy of artists and craftspeople associated with the village of Ditchling, including the community of Catholic artists in the early twentieth century which included Eric Gill and David Jones.

Pallant House, Chichester – a gallery devoted to modern British art, which opened in 1982 when Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester Cathedral. offered his private collection to the city of Chichester.

Groups in the Diocese

Beyond Church – is an opportunity for people to explore spirituality through a variety of creative approaches; using art, poetry, philosophy and theology, BEYOND curates provocative spaces in order to inspire and stimulate discussion. 

Christianity and the Arts (further afield)

Art and Christianity Enquiry (A+C) – a UK-based educational charity devoted to visual art and religion, which runs various projects and publishes a quarterly journal, Art & Christianity.

ArtServe –  promotes and supports the use of creative arts in Christian worship, including music, dance and drama, visual arts, and creative writing. The initiative grew from the former Methodist Church Music Society (MCMS).

Centre for Arts and the Sacred at King’s (ASK) – a research centre based at King’s College London which is involved in various projects relating to Theology and the Arts, and hosts a variety of events.

Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) – a research centre based at the University of St. Andrews; ITIA’s blog, Transpositions, run by graduate students, posts regular articles, and reviews of books and films.