Praying with Art at Tate Britain
Men and women have long been creating ‘art’ as a means of expression and, whilst opinions as to what constitutes ‘great art’ very enormously, the capacity of art to touch our feelings and emotions is undoubted. One needs no great artistic ability or knowledge of the subject to stand in front of a painting or sculpture and be moved by it. Our day at Tate Britain will provide such opportunities to ‘stand and stare’, to allow a painting or sculpture to speak to our deepest selves and, in opening ourselves to the infinite, allow God to speak to us through that process of pondering. Simply by bringing our contemplative awareness of God in all things, and of God speaking to us through our deepest desires and appreciation of beauty, we hope to open ourselves to the touch of the Divine Artist and to realise our own potential as ‘God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to live the good life as from the beginning he had meant us to live it’ (Ephesians 2:10)
No particular knowledge of art is required – just an openness to God’s gifts.
We will meet at the Tate Britain to give the maximum amount of time there; details of the meeting point will be given to those who have registered. There will be a lunch break during which people may eat in the cafe or make their own arrangements.
Please note that places are limited on this workshop and it is essential to book in advance.