‘CHRIS GOLLON: Humanity In Art’ by Tamsin Pickeral

Published by Hyde & Hughes 2010 ISBN 978-0-9563851-0-9. 272 pages, 180 colour illustrations. Chris Gollon: Humanity in Art is a lively and in-depth account of the life and work  Chris Gollon, an artist who brings humanity in all its forms to the canvas, in works often gently ironic and markedly perceptive. Unconventional and often challenging, … Continue reading “‘CHRIS GOLLON: Humanity In Art’ by Tamsin Pickeral”

NAKED MUSIC (Hot Press, 2016)

ISBN-13: 978-0957611429 Written by Irish author Jackie Hayden, (the first man to sign U2 to a record contract and author of a recent book on Dylan Thomas), NAKED MUSIC is published by Hot Press, Eire. Containing some fascinating and in-depth interviews with Eleanor McEvoy and Chris Gollon it tracks their journey into artistic “boundary crossing”. It … Continue reading “NAKED MUSIC (Hot Press, 2016)”

Incarnation, Mary & Women from the Bible

Published by IAP Fine Art, London, 2014 ISBN: 978-0-9530584-4-0 42 pages, 16 colour illustrations Exhibition catalogue with texts by novelist Sara Maitland, art historian Tamsin Pickeral, Canon Andrew Bishop and Canon Julie Gittoes, which accompanies the major national touring exhibition ‘Incarnation, Mary and Women from the Bible’ new paintings by Chris Gollon, which started in Guildford … Continue reading “Incarnation, Mary & Women from the Bible”

‘Stations of the Cross’ by Sara Maitland

Published by Continuum (London & New York) 2009 ISBN 978-0-8264-0568 Award-winning novelist Sara Maitland was very taken with Chris Gollon’s Fourteen Stations of the Cross for St John on Bethnal Green even before the series of site-specific works had been completed. Just when funding had stalled, she kindly funded Station VIII: Women of Jerusalem, which … Continue reading “‘Stations of the Cross’ by Sara Maitland”

Being Human

Published by Durham University & IAP Fine Art, 2009 ISBN 978-0-9561840-1-6 This 52-page full-colour catalogue contains reproductions of all 16 paintings Chris Gollon produced while he was Fellow & First Artist in Residence (Jan – Mar 2009) at the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, as well as selected works from the Early Thoughts series Gollon … Continue reading “Being Human”

‘The Dog: 5,000 Years of the Dog in Art’ by Tamsin Pickeral

  ISBN-13: 978-1858944203 (Merrell, London & New York 2008).   Art historian Tamsin Pickeral chose Chris Gollon’s painting ‘Anubis & Charon’ for the The Mythical Dog section of this excellent book. Having discovered his work for this book, she was so taken with Chris Gollon’s imagery, she decided to write his biography Humanity in Art … Continue reading “‘The Dog: 5,000 Years of the Dog in Art’ by Tamsin Pickeral”

The Annunciation: A Pilgrim’s Quest (Winchester University Press)

ISBN-13: 978-1906113254 This fascinating book by author Mark Byford features interviews with Paul McCartney, Grayson Perry, Rowan Williams and the last interview Chris Gollon gave on the subject of his religious paintings. The latter was conducted in two parts, since the author visited Gollon once when half-way thorough his painting of the Annunciation, and once … Continue reading “The Annunciation: A Pilgrim’s Quest (Winchester University Press)”

Contemporary Art in British Churches

  ISBN 978-0-9551485-1-4 Published by Art & Christianity Enquiry on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Commission’ at Wallspace, London EC2 in autumn 2010, featuring works by Chris Gollon, Damian Hirst and Anthony Gormley. This 72 page publication is a survey of some of the greatest contemporary art commissions for British churches over the last 40 … Continue reading “Contemporary Art in British Churches”