The arts

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Painting’s blessing: a mysticism of sight

“When I paint, I never think of it as representing the content of my faith, even when I’m painting something religious…painting is for me an act of faith, a way of staying faithful, perhaps to God, or to the open wonder of existence,” says Dr Peter Kline from St Francis College in our ‘How my art intersects with my faith’ series

The Modern Poets line up for their first album, 'Politics, Poetry and…', with (from back) Andrew Fox, Ben Thomson, Tim Hills, Jonathan Sargeant and Phil Neil
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Modern Poets: faith meeting music

“Those years in the Modern Poets were enormously formative, to both our identities and faith. An unshakeable belief in the positive place of faith and the Church in the public space was born,” says musician Jonathan Sargeant, as he reflects on his formative years as a band member in the 1980s

The Baru Beat

If you build it, they will come

“ ‘If you build it, they will come,’ as the oft quoted movie line goes, and lo, almost to the day of the new Mitchell art gallery’s opening, caravans started lumbering back into town like migrating herds. What a sight it was – you could almost hear the town exhale with relief,” says The Rev’d Rick Gummow

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Creative faith

“My art and my faith are definitely intertwined. One without the other is just not possible. And, art and faith and healing are also irrevocably intertwined. A lesson I have happily learned over time,” says artist and disability advocate Elizabeth Mosely from the Parish of Auchenflower-Milton