1 - 31 December 2011
3 December 2011
6pm - 9pm
An exhibition designed to encourage the commissioning of contemporary Christian art opens in the Tokarska Gallery on Thursday 1st December 2011.
commission4mission artists will show work in a variety of media, including concept drawings, fused glass, paintings, pottery and reliefs. With much of the work exploring Christian themes, this exhibition will be of particular relevance and interest in the preparations for Christmas.
Jonathan Evens, secretary of commission4mission, explains: ‘This exhibition demonstrates some of the ways commissioned art can be used to enhance a place of worship and add another dimension to a church’s mission.’
Contributing artists include Harvey Bradley,Colin Burns, Christopher Clack, Ally Clarke, Valerie Dean, Jonathan Evens, Mark Lewis, Nadiya Pavliv-Tokarska, Janet Roberts, Caroline Richardson, Henry Shelton, Joy Rousell Stone and Peter Webb. Much of the work is for sale, and enquiries are invited. The exhibition will also include examples of some completed commissions and information about the commissioning process.
The exhibition continues each day until 31st December, Thursday – Saturday, 12.00 noon - 7.00pm. Private View: Saturday 3rd December from 6.00pm. RSVP email@example.com.
commission4mission was launched by its patron, the Bishop of Barking, in 2009 and aims to encourage the commissioning and placing of contemporary Christian Art in churches, as a means of fundraising for charities and as a mission opportunity for the churches involved.
Since 2009, commission4mission artists have undertaken commissions for St Luke’s Chapel Queen’s Hospital, St Paul’s Goodmayes, St Edmund’s Tyseley, St Peter’s Harold Wood, All Saints Hutton and St John’s Seven Kings. These commissions have included etched windows, fused glass windows, mosaics, and Stations of the Cross.
Exhibitions have been held by commission4mission as part of the Pentecost, Leytonstone and West Ham Festivals, as part of the E17 and A127 Art Trails, and at churches such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Laurence Upminster, St Andrew’s Leytonstone and All Saints Maldon. commission4mission has also created a Church art trail for the Barking Episcopal Area which includes work by artists such as Hans Feibusch, Eric Gill, John Hutton and John Piper.
For more information regarding commission4mission, see http://commissionformission.blogspot.com/, phone 020 8599 2170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.