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Friday, 17 March 2017

SW3 & Resurrection exhibitions

SW3, by Alice Bree, Zi Ling and Brian Mears

This exhibition, curated by Eldarin Yeong Studio, showcases the works of three inspiring artists responding to the theme of 'Delight'. The exhibition is open for public view until Saturday 18 March 2017 at Chelsea Gallery, Chelsea Library, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, SW3 5EZ. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am to 7.30pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm. 

Alice Bree is a ceramic artist trained at the Central School of Art and Design in the 80s. She taught ceramics in the Drawing Schools at Eton College and the University of Hertfordshire for over ten years. Her work has been influenced by Gordon Baldwin with whom she worked at Eton. Her earthenware decorated with engobes produces an organic and colourful surface structure in a distinctive style.

Zi Ling is a visual artist trained at the Chelsea College of Arts and Central Academy of Fine Arts China. Her watercolour portraits and figurative works have been presented at the Royal Insititute of Painters in Water Colours, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Society of Women Artists, and the National Art Museum of China.

Brian Mears is a self-taught watercolour artist who started painting after his retirement from the Merchant Navy as an engineer. Apart from nature, he has also been inspired by the works of Caspar Friedrich. His watercolour landscapes, capturing the English countryside with delicacy and detail, have been featured in exhibitions at the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields and at the Menier Gallery,

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Resurrection exhibition

The Hurtado Centre’s Resurrection Exhibition has at its heart the ambitious goal of inviting people into an experience of the Resurrection itself, to taste what it is like to be restored in the fullness of humanity. If it succeeds even to some extent, it will have been more than worthwhile. 

Artists from many different Christian and artistic backgrounds have contributed works that convey the history of salvation of which the Resurrection is the culmination. They hope that the richness of their work will give a felt sense of the beauty of the Resurrection. Art has a special vocation to show forth truths which words alone are inadequate to express. As Pope Benedict XVI said: ‘Reason alone as it's expressed in the sciences can't be man's complete answer to reality, and it can't express everything that man can, wants to, and has to express. I think God built this into man. Art along with science is the highest gift God has given him.” (Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millennium, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1997, p. 47)

The Hurtado Jesuit Centre in partnership with Farm Street Jesuit Church, and St Patrick’s Art Studios. Entry to the exhibition is free and many works are for sale. It is billed as being the largest exhibition of contemporary Christian art in the Capital for over a decade with over thirty artists exhibiting and more than seventy pieces on display. Artists include Andrew White, Francis Hoyland, Penny Warden and Marcia Scott as well as other established and up and coming figures.

The Resurrection Exhibition will be open on the following dates

The Hurtado Jesuit Centre, 2 Chandler Street, E1W 2QT - 19.00-21.30 21st April-2017: Private Viewing 10.30-17.30 22nd and 23rd April 2017: Open to the Public

Farm Street Church, Mayfair: 19.00-21.30 28th April-2017: Private Viewing 10.30-17.30 29th and 30th April 2017: Open to the Public


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