11 January 2016
Exhibit new art this Easter
Churches have the chance to win the right to exhibit major new Stations of the Cross artwork this Easter.
The artwork will be used as centrepieces for public events and exhibitions during Lent 2016, with the most exciting and creative venue winning the right to exhibit the original artwork.
The pieces were commissioned from contemporary artists by ONE FRIDAY, a nationwide initiative encouraging local inter-church and community groups to find new ways to tell the Good Friday story in public spaces.
Organiser Andrew Graystone said: "The Stations of the Cross are an under-used resource in discipleship and evangelism.
"Following the Stations is a simple a way of dramatising the last hours of Jesus' life for a visual age – an age in which the story is largely unknown.
"These are immensely powerful pieces and we hope that churches will be imaginative in where they are displayed."
Each station is connected to a Bible passage to help users reflect on the Easter story and are for churches to use in preparation for Good Friday 2016.
Groups able to offer a suitable venue and the means to display the work should email firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of January.
London-based artist Jenny Hawke has produced a vibrant and passionate set of stations in watercolour and ink and Manchester graphic artist Micah Purnell has created a highly contemporary set of stark and challenging conceptual pieces.
ONE FRIDAY has teamed-up with Alliance members Christian Publishing and Outreach (CPO) and SGM Lifewords to make the sets of Stations available as posters and postcards.
There will also be a high-quality gift booklet and an accompanying study guide for individuals or small groups.