The Cathedral’s Canon Librarian and Director of Education, Revd Christopher Irvine will be talking about Welsh artist, Ceri Richards in a free lecture associated with Picturing Faith: An exhibition of the Methodist Modern Art Collection currently at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in High Street, Canterbury until 24 April.
Described as one of the UK’s most significant collections of modern Christian art, the collection of more than 40 works includes those by acclaimed artists Graham Sutherland, Elisabeth Frink, Edward Burra and Patrick Heron.
All works depict Biblical stories and images and a fascinating variety of painting techniques are on display: oil, acrylic, watercolours, natural pigments and ink, aquatint, gouache and Ripolin enamel. In addition, a few works in linocut, pencil and engraved woodblock bring contrasting textures to the eye.
The exhibition has been delivered by Canterbury Museums and Galleries, supported by Kent College.