With the Resurrection of Christ comes the consummation of all God’s mighty deeds. And so the Church bursts into exuberant song, plundering both books of creation and revelation to find words with which to pour out her extravagant praise upon her Beloved. Adam’s sin is atoned for. The ancient dragon is slain. Darkness is vanquished forever in the light of the Easter dawn. The tree of Creation has borne the fruits of God’s righteousness. The people of Israel have been given the eternal king of millennial promise. The marriage of the bridegroom has come and the bride has made herself ready…

1. Yet three days afterwards God raised Him to life, 2008

Ann Dunne

Embroidery

Jonah prefigures Christ. Just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so Christ was three days and three nights in the heart of the earth, and was raised from the dead. Jonah looks upward in trust, he cries to God from the depth of the whale, as Christ in agony on the cross cries out to God. In the exhibition I see it as perhaps offering an invitation to trust in the power of resurrection in a hopeless situation.

2. George and Dragon, 2016

Lucy Crabtree

Oil on Canvas

George fights the dragon.

3. Jonah and the Whale, 2014

Lucy Crabtree

Ink on Paper

Jonah inside the belly on the whale is frustrated contemplating what he should do.

4. No sign save Jonah's, 2017

David Lilley and Hackney Mosaic Project

Mosaic

These works illustrate Old Testament stories that prefigure the idea of Resurrection. In the first design the parallel is suggested by the three days spent by Jonah in the whale. In the second 2 alternative designs Daniel and Jonah are represented in the iconography of the risen Christ. The works will be made in mosaic by members of the Hackney Mosaic Project - a group that helps people in recovery from addiction and mental health problems, using the rewarding task of mosaic-making to help them build new lives.

5. Blue Butterfly, 2016

Victoria Brenninkmeijer

Lino Print

The butterfly has its own rebirth, thus representing the resurrection to new life.

6. Nature, 2017

Daphne Kilner

Watercolour

In the birth of new life evident in creation we see a beautiful image of the Resurrection.

7. Jonah, three days in the whale, 2017

Tessa Hunkin and Hackney Mosaic Project

Mosaic

These works illustrate Old Testament stories that prefigure the idea of Resurrection. In the first design the parallel is suggested by the three days spent by Jonah in the whale. In the second 2 alternative designs Daniel and Jonah are represented in the iconography of the risen Christ. The works will be made in mosaic by members of the Hackney Mosaic Project - a group that helps people in recovery from addiction and mental health problems, using the rewarding task of mosaic-making to help them build new lives.
Resurrection Exhibition