Seeing message of Easter through art


An art exhibition focused on Jesus Christ’s Passion is on |display at All Saints’ College.
An art exhibition focused on Jesus Christ’s Passion is on |display at All Saints’ College.

Students have been working all term to create artworks portraying the 14 stages of Jesus’s final journey before crucifixion.

Year 9 art students were tasked with creating sculptural dioramas using carefully selected materials which convey the meaning behind their allocated Station.

Year 5 and 6 students created artworks during their religion and philosophy classes using pastels, charcoal and paints.

Bull Creek-Leeming parish priest Bruce Hyde said the students participating in creating the artworks were offered a unique opportunity to enter into the story of Jesus’s last days in a very personal way.

“As they create the artwork, they are meditating on what feelings and emotions they are experiencing and also what Jesus and the onlookers may have felt,” he said.

“This spiritual exercise gives the students a unique opportunity to draw closer to Jesus and understand the gift he has offered us of resurrection of life.”

The inspiration behind the exhibition came to Father Hyde after reading Mark Pierson’s book The Art of Curating Worship.

“I was inspired by his ideas of using the wisdom from curating art exhibitions to create worship that enabled a more experiential approach to the Christian story,” he said.

“I decided to introduce this concept to enable both the college and parish community to engage in the Easter message in a very personal way.”

Members of the wider community are invited to visit the exhibition, which will be on display in the College’s Centre for Performing Arts, located on Ewing Avenue in Bull Creek, from March 21 to 23 (8.30am to 4pm). It will close at March 24 at noon.