Stations of the Cross 2017
Uniting Church in the City, Perth present the annual art exhibition Stations of the Cross. Running for the 8th year, the exhibition is curated by Claire Bushby and will feature newly commissioned artworks by fifteen Western Australian contemporary artists.
The fifteen artworks correspond to the traditional Easter story and ritual of the ‘Stations of the Cross’. While pertaining to a religious narrative, participating artists each interpret a single ‘station’ through their personal and unique understanding of Easter and the human experiences and themes that underlie it.
This year, the commissioned artists – who hail from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds – were asked to focus on the embodiment of humanity within their works and to engage in interfaith dialogue by exploring universal human experiences such as loss, grief, oppression, and mortality. Through a variety of art forms – including painting, sculpture, and textiles – the exhibition bridges between sacred stories and the issues and events that are present in our contemporary world.
Stations of the Cross will be opened by Professor Ted Snell, Director of the Cultural Precinct at the University of Western Australia, and feature artworks by: Marziya Mohammedali, Mel Dare, Jina Lee, Nathan Beard, Harrison See, Kristi Chua Pinjes, Lia McKnight, Emily Ten Raa, Fiona Gavino, Marek Szyler, Jana Wallace Braddock, Celene Bridge, Eva Fernandez, Gregory Pryor, and Moira de la Hunty.
Stations of the Cross is proudly sponsored by the City of Perth.
Friday 7 – Monday 17 April 2017
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