THIS PLACE – Art Exhibition
Sunday 27 Aug – Friday 6 Oct @ CTM
9.00 am – 5.00 pm Mon – Fri
|THIS PLACE, the exhibition now showing in the CTM gallery, is a group show by members of the VicTas Art and Spirituality Network. It engages many aspects of a sense of place, which artist Rachel Peters believes is “created by the physical earth that we are part of and the people we are connected to.” From the domestic sphere to the global, from the geographic to the metaphoric, we are presented with places physical, social, spiritual and soulful.
The techniques employed by these artists are as varied as the places they represent. The textile artist stitches the features of her locale. A video artist layers the images to create a poetic cry for the earth and the printmaker barely contains his anger about coral bleaching. Several artists reflect on their awareness of the sovereignty of indigenous connection to Country. One artist found her clan, and sense of belonging, attending a vigil in support of asylum seekers at the State Library in Melbourne; another dreams of the flowering of modern man in his garden of earthly delights. Song of the Elements is a 9 minute video artwork by Karin Till. It will be screened on a loop in G4 between 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm on most days.
Images: From the North (Apollo Bay)
Liz Johnson the artist at work in Apollo Bay. Caption reads: Not just a fairweather artist!
|Thanks to the exhibition planning team, Christine MacDowall, Graham Willoughby and Michael Murray, and to Rev. Sharon Hollis, Moderator of the Synod of Victorian and Tasmania, for opening the exhibition. Some of the artwork is for sale, and you may discuss a purchase with Lorrayne at reception, or contact Christina Rowntree, Artfull Faith Co-ordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passionately Christian, Compassionately Interfaith
25 – 29 September
|Religions are intimately entwined in our contracting and interconnected world. For Christian leaders to engage this world with confidence and graciousness, we need to be deeply formed by Christian sources and broadly informed by interreligious resources.
Open to all, this intensive takes place over five days and is led by Pilgrim Theological College Guest Lecturer Dr Sathianathan Clarke. It can be taken for academic credit towards a qualification at undergraduate or postgraduate level and is also open to anyone who might wish to attend as an audit student. Day registration options are also available.
13-15 November @ CTM
A three day program designed to give participants an introduction to the key concepts and practices of ministering with congregations and agencies in times of transition.
More information and online registration
A Public Forum
Sunday 15 October
Where is the Uniting Church heading
and how will we find our way?
Marking the 40th anniversary of its inauguration, join two key leaders ( Dr Deidre Palmer, President-Elect of the Uniting Church Assembly and Rev Dr Geoff Thompson, Systematic Theology teacher at Pilgrim Theological College) for an afternoon forum to explore the current and future shape of the Uniting Church in Australia.
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Wisdom’s Feast explores edgy theology
Living Leadership: Pastoral Leadership
|Enhance your skills for the careful discernment, shared decision making and ethical leadership that sits at the heart of the Uniting Church by registering for this mini-workshop to be held Friday 8 September.