Alex Coppock

St Peter’s, Peterchurch chosen as a venue for Risen! The Art of the Crucifixion and Eastertide exhibition

by 22nd Jan, 2013

Christ sentenced by Mark Cazalet. Stableway W10: the horse ring under the A40 intersectionChrist sentenced by Mark Cazalet. Stableway W10: the horse ring under the A40 intersection

We are delighted to announce that St Peter’s in Peterchurch has been chosen as a venue for an upcoming exhibition: Risen! The Art of the Crucifixion and Eastertide.

The exhibition will start its run in Piano Nobile in London from Thursday 7 February to Saturday 2 March 2013. It will then transfer to Monnow Valley Arts Centre and venues including St Peter’s in Peterchurch, Hereford Cathedral, the Priory Centre, Abergavenny and the Methodist churches in Hereford and Abergavenny from Monday 18 March until Sunday 21 April.

St Peter’s will be displaying Mark Cazalet‘s thirteen London Stations of the Cross. One of the works which will be on display, Christ sentenced, is shown on the right. Other artists being shown as part of the exhibition include Elisabeth Frink, Eric Gill, Qassin Alseady and John Cristoforou.

The exhibition looks at the events from the Crucifixion and the Resurrection of Christ to the coming of the Holy Spirit. Its aim is to bring the works of art in the Methodist Church Collection of Modern Christian Art to a wider audience. These works will be complemented by works by major contemporary artists working on similar themes who have been approached to provide their own interpretation of these events.

It has been organised by Dr Robert Travers of Piano Nobile, the Trustees of Monnow Valley Arts and the Trustees of the Methodist Church Collection of Modern Christian Art.

All the venues in the exhibition promise to be well worth a visit, not least because they offer the opportunity to see some rarely seen works of art in some beautiful settings. We are particularly pleased that St Peter’s has been chosen as one of the venues because it demonstrates that it’s fulfilling one of the remits of its re-ordering: to be a community event space.

More details will be available soon – watch this space!