MMAC news and events

‘Indian Christian Art’ – a talk by Dr Laura Johnson

On Monday 22 June 2020 (11.30 am - 12.30pm), Dr Laura Johnson (of St Philip’s Centre, Leicester) will be running a zoom session on “Indian Christian Art”, looking particularly at inculturation and how Indian Christian artists have adapted Buddhist and Hindu iconography for their works. She will be exploring the art of, among others, Jyoti Sahi whose Dalit Madonna is a popular work in the Methodist Modern Art Collection.

If you’d like to attend the talk, please email your name and email address to  onlinetraining@stphilipscentre.co.uk (to enable the Zoom ID and password to be sent to you).

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Get Creative! Art Competition

The Children, Youth and Families team in the Methodist Connexional Team has launched an art competition for 4-18 years olds.

With four different age groups in the competition, entries can be in the form of: 
- a poem/spoken word (either written or a video of the poem performed)
- a photograph (or collage of original photographs)
- a drawing/painting/collage

All entries must be received by 31 July 2020 - so don't delay.

More details about the competition and how you can submit your entry can be found here.

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You can now read commentaries on each work, prepared by Katharine Farnham-Dear, by browsing the Collection.

New in the download section:

Paintings, Poems and Prayers for Holy Week 2020 - Newly produced for Palm Sunday, through Holy Week and Easter 2020 - selected images from the Methodist Modern Art Collection with poems written by exhibition visitors inspired by these wonderful works of art. Originally created for Friends of the Collection by members of the MMAC Management Committee.

An illuminating interpretation of Edward Burra’s ‘The Pool of Bethesda’ by Rev Bruce Thompson, in terms of the influence on the artist of photographs coming out of Bergen-Belsen.  Read it here.

Read the latest Friends' Newsletter here.

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