advent in art workshop

October is jam-packed with alt worship opportunities, including this unmissable one from Mark Pierson:


The Visitation: Elizabeth Meets Mary at the C-Bar Over Skinny Decaf Cappuccino and Carrot Cake: Jan Hynes, 2002, Oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm, Private collection

Art at Advent Seminar: resourcing corporate worship and personal reflection this Advent season. Conversations with Townsville artist Jan Hynes, lecturer in art history and spirituality (Yarra Theological Union, Box Hill) Claire Renkin, and worship curator Mark Pierson, about Jan’s stunning contemporary renderings of the Christmas story and approaches to using them in worship.

This is a rare opportunity to engage with this witty and laconic Australian artist, and to consider how contemporary art can help vitalise our experience of the Incarnation.

A series of Advent in Art cards featuring five of Jan Hynes’ works will be available to order. The cards include reflections prepared by Mark Pierson, ideal for personal meditation during Advent, and for integration into worship settings. A sample card set will be available for viewing and orders taken.

Saturday 6 October, 9.30am for 10 am start; finishing by 1pm.

Centre for Theology and Ministry

$25 (inc GST) includes refreshments.

Credit card payment can be arranged by phone.

(Registrations very helpful, but not essential unless all places are filled in advance.)

Registration and enquiries: to Jo Yeaman at the Centre for Theology and Ministry
03-9340 8800 or

More information about Jan’s work, and the Advent in Art cards is available at
The Centre for Theology and Ministry is located at 1 Morrison Close, Parkville. The entrance is located on College Crescent, opposite the Melbourne General Cemetery main gates. (Melway 2B D3)

Public Transport: Catch the No 19 Coburg tram from the city up Elizabeth Street to stop 13 at Gatehouse Street or a number of trams up Swanston Street to Melbourne University (corner of Swanston and Elgin Streets). The CTM is then a short walk around College Crescent.

Parking: There is ample on street parking on Saturday morning on both sides of College Crescent on Saturdays at 60 cents per hour. Disabled parking is available onsite (please phone 03 9340 8800 during business hours to arrange access)

Advent in Art 2007 and Art at Advent Seminar are projects of Urban Seed and SEEDS

with support from the Centre for Theology and Ministry, and Yarra Theological Union.


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