On Saturday 30th June I’ve been invited to speak at an event hosted by Artserve at Sketty in Swansea. This has come about through my association with the Methodist Collection of Modern Art, which holds the painting I was commissioned to make in 2010/11 titled Christ Writes in the Dust. Artserve is a Methodist organisation that promotes creativity as an aspect of faith. The day runs from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm, and my part in it will be to give a Powerpoint-supported talk about my work, after which I’ll conduct a maquette-making workshop to which all are welcome, regardless of experience or aptitude. It’ll be fun, and all materials will be provided for you.
Paper-fasteners for making maquettes.
Now it should be said that before I accept a gig such as this one, I always warn not to expect explanations of faith shaping me as a painter, because I have no faith. But the organisers of this event are a game lot. Having not been put off by my atheism, they’ve held fast to the invitation for me to speak about why I paint what I do. It’s a fact that my subject matter is greatly to do with matters of faith, and I’m not entirely sure why. A mystery. Nevertheless, on Saturday I’ll attempt to plumb it. This is intended to be an informal event. Of course I’ll answer any and all questions asked, including the difficult ones!
All are welcome to the event. There is a suggested donation of £10 to cover costs for the day, and that includes lunch, which sounds a pretty good deal to me. Anyone interested in attending please contact David Grimwood at Artserve to reserve your place. He can be reached on: 07960 36981. Hope to see you on Saturday at:
Sketty Methodist Church, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9AH
10.15 am – 3.30 pm
… Jack is coming too!