6 April 2022
People will have the chance to reflect on Christ’s love in a different way during the Easter period, through an art display at St Jude’s Carlton.
Artists from amateur to professional will have their work on display throughout the church.
St Jude’s associate minister the Reverend Natalie Rosner said the exhibition was a way of reaching out to people, and giving them a chance to think about the message of Easter.
Paintings, drawings, sculptures and cross-stitch pieces are among the artwork included in the exhibit, which will be open on selected days through to Easter Sunday.
“I’ve seen some beautiful pieces of art. Some of our artists are professionals, some are amateurs,” Ms Rosner said.
“I saw a beautiful artwork by a child, her reflection on Jesus on the cross. I loved that she included in that a little light. As she thinks about Jesus’ death she sees in him the light of the world.
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“I also have seen the photo of another artwork which is a textured artwork with the three women going to the empty tomb, which looked beautiful.”
Ms Rosner said that all the artworks had been produced in response to Easter.
“We give people some passages to look at about Easter, so each artwork also has a little paragraph reflection that the artists has written about how the story of Jesus on the cross has precipitated this artwork from them,” she said.
“It’s really just an exhibition as a way of reaching out to people and giving them an opportunity to reflect on the message of Easter – the love for us in Christ – in a different way.”
Ms Rosner said that opening night on Friday 8 April would run from 7pm to 9pm. The show will also be open on Sunday 10 April in the morning and the evening, on Good Friday in the morning, and on Easter Sunday in the morning and the evening.