Tuesday, 26 November 2013

commission4mission Christmas cards

Designs by Harvey Bradley and Henry Shelton
Designs by Peter Webb

Designs by Mark Lewis and Hayley Bowen

commission4mission has produced Christmas cards for the first time this year featuring designs from our artists in a variety of media and styles.

Artists contributing 11 different designs include: Hayley Bowen, Harvey Bradley, Mark Lewis, Henry Shelton and Peter Webb.

The A5 cards are available either in packs of eleven (£5.50) or as single cards (£0.50) and can be purchased by emailing to cform@btinternet.com or by visiting the Inspire exhibition at St Stephen Walbrook.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Art for Art's Sake

commission4mission member Danielle Lovesey is organising the Art for Art's Sake sale at St Peter's Aldborough Hatch on Saturday 7th December from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

commission4mission will have a stall at the sale including books, cards, Christmas cards, jewellery, notebooks, prints and t shirts produced by our members.

Members update: Jean Lamb

Jean Lamb, one of our newest members, will be exhibiting at Southwell Minster (Church St, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD) from 1st - 28th February 2014. The exhibition is entitled SEED:BLOOD and will feature paintings and sculpture on the theme of sacrifice. A preview will be held on 31st January at 7.00pm.

Jean works in oils, wood and watercolour and is always open to new challenges and techniques. She has had a number of public commissions as well as private and has exhibited in Cathedrals, Churches, Museums and Private Galleries. Jean is a priest in the Church of England working half time in parish ministry where she is able to use her imagery in visual preaching and theology.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Inspire: New expressions of the old, old story

A modern take on the stoning of Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was one of the works of art to go on show at a new exhibition which opened at St Stephen Walbrook on Monday evening.  The model for the painting was Duncan Tarrant, the son of the Rector of St Mary’s Woodford, who posed with the artist Peter Webb, who painted it specially for the exhibition. 
‘Inspire: art as spiritual exploration’ is mounted by commission4mission, an organisation that encourages the commissioning of contemporary art by churches.  Among other artists exhibiting are Ross Ashmore, Ally Ashworth, Hayley Bowen, Harvey Bradley, Christopher Clack, Anne Creasey, Valerie Dean, Jonathan Evens, Clorinda Goodman, Alan Hitching, Mark Lewis, Pouka, Caroline Richardson, Janet Roberts, Francesca Ross, Henry Shelton and Sergiy Shkanov. Parish priest, Peter Delaney, is also exhibiting his work as part of the show. 
Clorinda Goodman
All work is for sale, including Christmas cards. A proportion of the proceeds will go to charity.
Open 10-6pm until 29th November (closed Sunday 24th November).  St Stephen Walbrook EC4N 8BN. Nearest tube Bank, Exit 8.
commission4mission committee member Harvey Bradley says, "What a fantastic exhibition has been set up. I think it looks brilliant and is a credit to all concerned.  Even given the spectacular building, the artwork does commission4mission credit."

Friday, 15 November 2013

Inspire: art as spiritual exploration

'St Stephen Walbrook' by Ross Ashmore

'Strange Fruit' by Christopher Clack

'Siloam' by Anne Creasey

'World in Despair' by Pouka

'Creation: Prayerful Attention' by Jonathan Evens

'Samson's Jackals' by Peter Webb

Inspire: art as spiritual exploration promises be one of commission4mission's most varied, exciting and interesting shows.

Ross Ashmore will show his depiction of St Stephen Walbrook, the venue for the exhibition, in addition to a sculpture of the Martyrdom of St Stephen. The same theme features in a life-size painting by Peter Webb, who is also exhibiting his latest wooden relief. Two of Anne Creasey's visionary works are included, as are two works by Pouka which also featured in our recent Deconstructing c o n f l i c t show. Among other work included will be Christopher Clack and Francesca Ross's archival ink prints, Caroline Richardson's fused glass panels, mosaics by Alan Hitching, and stone carvings by Clorinda Goodman. The show will be completed with work by Ally Ashworth, Hayley Bowen, Harvey Bradley, Valerie Dean, Peter Delaney, Jonathan Evens, Mark Lewis, Janet Roberts and Henry Shelton.

Inspire will be at St Stephen Walbrook from Monday 18th - Friday 29th November, 10.00am - 6.00pm (closed on Sunday 24th November). A Private View will be held on Monday 18th November, 6.00pm - 8.00pm.