i just went down to take a longer look at the Crisis, Catharsis and Contemplation exhibition in St Patrick’s Cathedral. I wrote about this a couple of days ago (i’ve temporarily lost the ability to link to other posts – sorry!).
The exhibition was to travel to Sydney next week, to be shown in St Mary’s Cathedral. The funding for this has just been withdrawn after lobbying from some arch-conservative groups within the Catholic church. David is determined that it will show in Sydney, but it will take a while to negotiate how that will happen. The opposition to the exhibition has nothing to do with the quality of the art, rather it’s about art being brought into sacred space.
i took some photos at the exhibition, but i’ve also temporarily lost the ability to post them! i’ll put them up later.
mark pierson and i are hosting a wake for the artists in a couple of weeks time… a celebration of all that’s been good, an acknowledgement of all that’s been crap, and an act of faith that beauty and love will prevail.