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Contemplations of the Spiritual in Contemporary Art


Western Rooms
10th - 11th December 2010
12:00 - 17:00 (each day)

A two day conference inspired by the works of Lin Holland and Jane Poulton - Artists in Residence 2008

The history of Western art comes out of a Judaeo-Christian legacy and for centuries the relationship between religion and art was close. It is only in fairly recent times, since the beginning of modernism and the advent of contemporary art, that the two have been considered apart. In this conference we are going to build on this theme by placing religion (which is taken in its more inclusive sense to refer to the spiritual) in dialogue with contemporary art.

The conference was inspired by the work of Lin Holland and Jane Poulton who were artists-in-residence at both Liverpool Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool from November 2007 to November 2008. Their work will be showcased during the conference.

Keynotes speakers: James Elkins (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), John Harvey (University of Aberystwyth), Graham Howes (University of Cambridge) and David Jasper (University of Glasgow).

Times of Conference: Friday 12.00 – 6.00 pm, Saturday 11.00- 5.00 pm. These are approximate times and will confirmed in due course.

Registration fee: (including delegate pack and refreshments) for the whole conference: £70 (£45 for one day).
Cheques to be made payable to: Contemplations of the Spiritual
Send cheques to:         c/o Rina Arya,
                                     Liverpool Cathedral Office
                                     St James Road
                                     L1 7BY
Deadline for call for papers: 30 September (extended deadline)

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Picture: Three Vessels:Love's Labours © Rod Tidnam and David Lambert

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