Portsmouth Cathedral is well known as a venue for art shows and exhibitions, but this autumn we’re trying something new. The Viewpoint project will invite three artists to spend ten days in the cathedral environs, exploring the theme of ‘faiths connected’.
“We’re really excited about this project,” explained Canon Peter Leonard, with responsibility for discipleship, growth and community outreach at the cathedral. “Each year we have a different theme which runs from the beginning of Advent through to the following year. Our theme for 2015/16 is ‘faiths connected’. What might faith, or spirituality or community look like through the lens of photography or dance for example, or creative writing or sculpture?”
Viewpoint invites creative practitioners to select discreet elements from within the umbrella theme of ‘faiths connected’, which will enable them to focus their work during a ten day residency based at the cathedral. The residency will include a one and a half hour workshop with specially invited community group as well as a celebration/exhibition at the end.
“Ultimately we want to use these opportunities to nurture a group of people who might want to worship God and explore spirituality through doing art. Viewpoint is an important part of that journey it creates a space for dialogue and debate, where we can listen, learn and share.”
There will be an open briefing event on Mon Sept 14th (details to follow, via the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ViewpointPortsmouth ) There is also a briefing paper available with details of how to submit an expression of interest. The closing date for applications is Fri 25th Sept at 5pm.
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