‘Incarnation, Mary & Women from the Bible’

Waterford Cathedral, Ireland (May 2017, exact dates to be confirmed).

Having recently toured to the cathedrals of Guildford, Norwich, Chichester, Durham and Hereford, as well as to Romsey Abbey, these thought-provoking and innovative depictions of women have attracted great critical acclaim in the national media, including a major article in The Independent and a BBC interview with Chris Gollon by Clare Balding.

The exhibition will include Chris Gollon’s painting ‘Annunciation’ (pictured, 60″ x 60″ acrylic on canvas 2015). The painting and its gestation will feature in Mark Byford’s forthcoming book, ‘The Annunciation: The Most Important Event in Human History?’ to be published in 2017. The author followed Chris Gollon as the artist created his own highly original interpretation of the Annunciation story with startling effect.

Partially inspired by Carol Ann Duffy’s collection of poems ‘The World’s Wife’, Gollon has chosen to include several works of unnamed women in the Bible, such as Job’s Wife, the first woman to question God’s actions.

The exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour catalogue with texts by award-winning novelist Sara Maitland, art historian and writer Tamsin Pickeral, the Revd Canon Dr Andrew Bishop and theologian Canon Dr Julie Gittoes. Some for the works may be seen by clicking here: religious paintings.

“Crucifixion Now / Resurrection Now: Art from Death to Life”

Southwell Minster

Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire. NG25 0HP

An Exhibition in Two Parts:

Crucifixion Now – Sat 10th Feb – Thurs 22nd March 2018

Resurrection Now – Sun 1st April (Easter Day) – Mon 14th May 2018

Following the success of ‘The Art of Mary’ exhibition in January 2016, which featured works by Chris Gollon, Celia Paul, Iain McKillop and Nicholas Mynheer among others, Fr Matthew Askey, curator at Southwell Minster is planning an even more ambitious project. Approx 40 leading contemporary artists have been invited to produce a new work for each part of this exciting exhibition. They include Chris Gollon, Tai Shan Shierenberg, Peter Howson, Biggs and Collings, Enzo Marra, Mark Cazalet, Nicholas Mynheer, Tom Ormond, Stuart Pearson-Wright and many others soon to be announced.