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Public Lecture – Jesus in Australian Art

Wednesday, 13 February, 7:00 pm8:30 pm AEDT

A public lecture presented by Rod Pattenden

This richly illustrated lecture will explore the ways in which the figure of Jesus Christ has appeared in the history of Australian Art. Some of these images will appear familiar and confirm the roles of Jesus as teacher and healer. Some of the images can be found in Churches while others appear in the private studios of artists who have been drawn to the figure of Christ as a source of inspiration. Other images will be surprising as they arise in unexpected place with artists outside the Christian faith who nevertheless bring insights about the search for spirituality in Australia. Some of these images arrive with a sense of shock as they break open expectations about who Jesus is in the complexity of our contemporary culture. This fascinating overview will explore how the image of Jesus has found a home within Australian culture while also turning to challenge its comfortable illusions.

Rev Dr Rod Pattenden is an art historian and theologian interested in the power of images. He considers that looking at art helps us see more clearly the culture we inhabit and what shapes our faith, hopes, and desires in this complex postmodern era. Rod has written and lectured widely on art and spirituality in Australia and for many years was the Chair of the Blake Prize for Religious Art. He is currently minister of the Adamstown Uniting Church where he leads a vibrant arts and community development ministry.

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Free Public Lecture
Wednesday 13 February, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Whitley College
50 The Avenue, Parkville, VIC 3052

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Wednesday, 13 February
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7:00 pm–8:30 pm
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Whitley College
50 The Avenue
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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Phone:
0393408100
Website:
whitley.edu.au

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Whitley College
Phone:
03 9340 8100
Email:
whitley@whitley.edu.au

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