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Exhibiting Faith

Author: David Trigg

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A podcast about the intersection of art and faith, from art in sacred spaces to artists and curators engaged with issues of faith. In each episode, critic and art historian David Trigg welcomes a different guest for whom faith has played a significant role in their life and work. Exhibiting Faith is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
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David Trigg speaks to Laura Moffatt, director of Art + Christianity, an organisation seeking to foster and explore the dialogue between art, Christianity and other religious traditions.Since the 1990s, Art + Christianity has forged relationships with galleries, institutions and places of worship through projects, events, and publications. It also works to raise awareness of the rich heritage of modern and contemporary art in church buildings.Laura studied Fine Art at the University of Newcast...
David Trigg speaks to the London-based painter Matthew Krishanu, whose figurative paintings explore themes of childhood, religion and the legacies of colonialism. Matthew was raised in Bangladesh in the 1980s, a formative period which has inspired several bodies of work, from paintings based on his childhood adventures with his brother, to his Mission series addressing his father’s role as a priest in the church of Bangladesh, and his House of God paintings, which depict church buildings...
David Trigg speaks to artist, writer and mentor Alastair Gordon about the Christian imagination and how art and faith intersect in his work.Alastair’s meticulous paintings draw on the tradition of Quodlibet, a little known 17th-century genre of illusionistic painting, in which collections of everyday objects are depicted scattered across tabletops or pinned up on boards. Reimagining quodlibet for the 21st century, Alastair paints snapshots of the artist’s studio, where materials relating to t...
David Trigg speaks to Birmingham-based textile artist Farwa Moledina about her exhibition Women of Paradise at Ikon Gallery.Raised in Dubai in a Muslim family, Farwa moved to the UK in 2010, where she studied at Birmingham School of Art. Since graduating in 2018, she has been making textile-based works, which, through the use of pattern and Islamic design principles, address themes of feminism and faith, and scrutinise the portrayal of Muslim women in the canon of western art. Her work aims t...
David Trigg speaks to curator and visual arts advisor Jacquiline Creswell, who for 12 years was the driving force behind Salisbury Cathedral’s pioneering visual arts programme.Since 2009, she has organised more than 45 exhibitions in sacred spaces, presenting modern and contemporary works that reflect on our shared humanity, encourage spiritual responses, and demonstrate art’s power to transform and renew. Raised in South Africa in a Jewish family, Creswell studied art and graphic design in J...
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Exhibiting Faith is a podcast about the intersection of art and faith, from art in sacred spaces to artists and curators engaged with issues of faith. In each episode, critic and art historian David Trigg welcomes a different guest for whom faith has played a significant role in their life and work.Exhibiting Faith is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.If you've enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show.
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