|Bishop Christopher Herbert
Unfolding Images: Complex altarpieces in an age of transition
|Christopher Herbert is a respected lecturer in the fields of Christian art, spirituality and the ethics of end-of-life care. Following his retirement as Bishop of St Albans in 2009 he was appointed as a voluntary non-executive director of the Abbeyfield Society, a charity providing housing and support for the elderly. He serves as an honorary assistant bishop in the dioceses of Guildford, Salisbury and Winchester, while continuing with his writing and lecturing both here and abroad. He is married with two married children, grandchildren and an interest in Art History, reading and walking in his spare time. His series of talks for us in January 2012 on Perception, Belief and Ethics were enthusiastically received and we were delighted to welcome him back to open this series for which we borrowed his title.
A Window for St John’s
|Sophie Hacker graduated as a painter from the Slade School of Art and subsequently retrained in sculpture. Her work includes the use of found objects and natural materials to highlight the beauty of the ordinary and to point to the joy and suffering at the heart of creation. Colour is used to express the vitality and vibrancy of the natural world. As well as her sculpture and paintings, she works in stained glass, textiles, and silver. Sophie was Artist in Residence at St Mary’s in the Lace Market, Nottingham, at Sarum College, Salisbury and is currently Arts and Exhibitions consultant for Winchester Cathedral. She is a trustee of ACE (Art and Christian Enquiry) and regularly teaches both practical workshops and lectures in spirituality and art.
A Woman who looks on glass
|Tracey Sheppard studied English Literature and Fine Art at the West London Institute of Higher Education gaining a BA Hons. She began engraving at evening classes in 1980 whilst studying and was accepted as a Craft Member by the Guild of Glass Engravers in 1982 and Highly Commended as First Time Exhibitor in the 1983 National Exhibition.
Tracey Sheppard was Chairman of the Guild of Glass Engravers 1998 – 2002 and elected President of the Guild 2013. Any who look at the engraved glass in St Lawrence Church will be unsurprised to read that she was winner of the Christopher Russell Lettering Prize 1998 and 2004. Alongside practising her craft, Tracey also lectures, exhibits and demonstrates glass engraving. Her numerous commissions include large and small scale pieces for destinations as different as Winchester Cathedral and the Civil Aviation Authority, and presentation pieces for the Sultan of Oman and Her Majesty the Queen.
|Canon Roly Riem
Behold and See: The way to kingdom vision
|The Rev’d Canon Dr Roland Riem was appointed Canon Missioner and Pastor of Winchester Cathedral in 2005 and is now Vice-Dean and Canon Chancellor. He was previously Director of Ministry at STETS – the Southern Education and Training Scheme for Ordinands in Salisbury. He has a PhD in Social Psychology on what he self-deprecatingly calls, ‘the riveting subject of “children learning to count” ’. His interests now lie in the fields of spirituality, the Bible and engaging creatively with our culture.
Imagination: a sacramental faculty – an artist’s vision of creativity as prayer
|Mark Cazalet is a contemporary British artist. He completed a foundation course in Art at Chelsea School of Art and a BA in Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, graduating in 1986. A variety of awards and residences saw him as Artist in Residence in a number of organisations across the world, from Baroda University to Bath Rugby club; Biblelands’ projects in Egypt and Israel/Palestine; to the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation residency in the USA but starting in Paris where he won the French Consul National Studentship Award in 1986 and spent a year at L’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts. Cazalet has had numerous solo exhibitions and group shows. He has both been the subject of and participated in many broadcasts focusing on art and faith and is a regular contributor to journals and publications. He has a variety of teaching commitments and as Tutor in Schools of Art in London, Sussex and Provence. His work can be seen in a wide variety of places, including the Methodist Collection of Modern Art, part of which was on show in St Lawrence Church and in the United Church in Lent 2005. Locally, pieces of his work can be seen in Brighton, at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Stations of the Cross; at Bosham, Holy Trinity, a tapestry altar frontal and pulpit fall, and a triptych here in Winchester, at St Peter’s church: Water and light.
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Space in the City is an ecumenical venture organised by lay, licensed, ordained and associate members of Winchester’s city churches: St Bartholomew and St Lawrence with St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate, St Peter’s and the United Church.