St Paul says: “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). Yet the Church witnesses to one man through whose life – and death – the divine glory shone with unmatched brightness. Raised in HaGalil (“the district”) by the Lake of Genesaret, far from public attention, Jesus would live out his own radical, itinerant interpretation of Jewish identity, forming a company of disciples to gather in all of Israel, healing the sick and preaching the imminent arrival of the “Kingdom of God”. He was still a young Rabbi when he was arrested during the preparations for Pesach, tried on trumped up charges and condemned to an agonising death.

1. He was despised, 2013

Amanda Patterson

Acrylic

He was despised, on the way to Calvary. Are these my tears? Christ's tears? God's tears? Your tears?

2. Last Supper, 2011

Andrew White

Oil on Canvas

This painting formed part of a series of preliminary studies for the Last Supper Triptych (6 x 14 ft. Oil on canvas) which is currently on display at the Chapel of Reconciliation at Walsingham in Norfolk.

3. Pieta (drawing), 2016

Andrew White

Pastel

4. Pieta (oil), 2017

Andrew White

Oil on Canvas

This is the first rendition in oil, based on a previous acrylic study and clay maquette. This forms part of on-going journey to further understand this deeply poignant moment.

5. Our Lady of the Don, 2016

Blazena Dzurjanikova

Egg Tempera on Wood, Gold Leaf

These works can bring to London a taste of the great works that have become a legacy to the whole humanity, not only the Christian community. Iconography helps us fix our eyes on the hidden reality that is seen only through the eyes of faith. The works can thus bring anew the phenomenon from the past into present; elements that have for centuries helped to sustain Christians.

6. Gethsemane, 2012

Charlotte Ashenden

Watercolour

This painting shows Christ's intense agony when faced with the prospect of his crucifixion.

7. By his wounds you have been healed, 2017

Claire Louise Barrie

Paper Cutting

The intention behind my work is simply to convey something of my experience of the person of Jesus, to resonate in our hearts. Thinking about His passion and death is something I find both troubling and deeply compelling, and it is part of the resurrection story that calls out in me a response to create and manifest my interior mulling into something shared. It is the only shred of anything I can offer in response to His total gift.

8. Today you will be with me in Paradise, 2017

Claire Louise Barrie

Paper Cutting

9. Finding in Temple, 2016

Francis Hoyland

10. Annunciation, 2017

John Bateson

Linocut with Gold Leaf

Without the annunciation there would be no resurrection. Mary is like a hidden presence throughout the Gospel yet she is pivotal not only in the life of her son but also his death.

11. Christ Outstretched to the World, 2014

John Cook

Acrylic, Oil and Charcoal

Love is present in pain and suffering.

12. The Darkness of the Cross, 2016

John Cook

Mixed Media on Wood and Bandage

Love is present in pain and suffering.

13. The Yellow Christ, 2015

John Cook

Oil and Acrylic

The Glorious Cross.

14. Hands, 2017

Kirsty Kerr

Oil, Charcoal and Gold Leaf on Canvas

“Hands that flung stars into space, to cruel nails surrendered.”
- The Servant King

This piece is a reflection on God as man: the divine taking on human flesh, and the mystery of the Immortal becoming mortal in Christ.

15. Losing Christ, 2015

Lucy Crabtree

Pencil on Paper

On the road home Mary and Joseph realize Jesus is lost.

16. Repentance/ Forgiveness, 2014/2015

Maria Lancaster

Brush and Ink on Paper

The works submitted fit into two of the sections in the exhibition: Suffering and Sin and Life and death of Christ. The digital prints presented here have been made from selected brush drawings produced between 2014-2016. During this period over 10,000 drawings have been penned, working at great speed without conscious thought or intention. Admidst this proliferation of drawings, images of Christ, his life and his saints began to emerge - about 100-150 in number - the earliest dating back to March 2014 when I began to make steps towards Catholicism, finally converting in 2016. The brush drawings were done in small notebooks - 56 in total - on newsprint. Because of the impermanence of newsprint I have created digital prints in a limited edition of 100 on archival 90gsm Beech lining-free paper made on a hundred year old Fourdinier paper making machine from the Frogmore Mill, the world's oldest mechanised paper mill. The intensity of the drawings arise from the speed of the drawing process in which the conscious rational analytical mind plays no part, allowing images to emerge from the depths.

17. Annunciation, 2017

Mike Quirke

Oil and Mixed Media on Board

18. Shroud, 2016

Nadia Evans

Acrylic on Canvas

19. Jesus taken down from the cross, 2004

Penny Warden

Study for final 6ft painting hanging in Blackburn Cathedral
Oil on Canvas

These works are studies for a contemporary set of Stations of the Cross consisting of fifteen 6ft oil paintings depicting the final Journey of Christ to his death and resurrection. The paintings were commissioned in 2005 and are on permanent display at Blackburn Cathedral in Lancashire.

20. Jesus is stripped, 2004

Penny Warden

Study for final 6ft painting hanging in Blackburn Cathedral
Oil on Canvas

These works are studies for a contemporary set of Stations of the Cross consisting of fifteen 6ft oil paintings depicting the final Journey of Christ to his death and resurrection. The paintings were commissioned in 2005 and are on permanent display at Blackburn Cathedral in Lancashire.

21. Crucifix 1, 2016

Saddeh George

Egg Tempera on Gesso

22. He descended to the dead, 2017

Rene De Los Reyes

Watercolour

The Body and Blood of Christ is sacrificed to open the gates of the Netherworld to bring back the souls to life in eternity. In Ezekiel 37:12-14, ‘Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord.’

23. Calming of Storm, 2017

Bernard Allen

Acrylic on Canvas

This miracle shows Christs power over the elements, including water as a symbol of death.

24. The Baptism of Our Lord, 2016

Mike Quirke

Pencil on Paper

This drawing of the icon of the Baptism of the Lord is presented as a response to the themes of suffering and sin, the life and death of Christ, and as a prefigurement of the resurrection. Suffering and sin the lot of humankind since Adam and Eve - yet Christ has come! He enters the water of the Jordan, symbolising death as a consequence of the fall (the waters surround Christ like a tomb) - but the water cannot contain him who was with God at the beginning when the Spirit hovered over the waters, just as the dove hovers now over the Jordan River. Christ with his right hand blesses the waters and from now all water is holy and the water has become a symbol of life and renewal by virtue of the action Christ will effect through his death on the cross, taking all sin upon himself. The voice of the Father (present as the geometric form at the top of the icon breaking from heaven) confirms his favour on the Son just as the resurrection the Son is confirmed by the resurrected life the Father gives him. This work is achieved in pencil as an alternative to the 'norm' both terms of drawing - it's large size - and as a representation of an 'icon' in an untypical medium.

25. Jesus Dies on the Cross, 2017

Alice Robertson

Oil on Board

My intention while doing the works was to reflect on the stations of the cross and in some way make them relevant to my life / to the world around me. Ideas and themes generally developed as I painted each picture. I wanted to reflect on the sorrow but also on the hope.

26. Jesus Falls for the Third Time, 2017

Alice Robertson

Oil on Board

My intention while doing the works was to reflect on the stations of the cross and in some way make them relevant to my life / to the world around me. Ideas and themes generally developed as I painted each picture. I wanted to reflect on the sorrow but also on the hope.

27. Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry His Cross, 2017

Alice Robertson

Oil on Board

My intention while doing the works was to reflect on the stations of the cross and in some way make them relevant to my life / to the world around me. Ideas and themes generally developed as I painted each picture. I wanted to reflect on the sorrow but also on the hope.
Resurrection Exhibition