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A Glass Darkly

The Gallery

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. (1 Corinthians 13:12).

Oct 21, 2021

Tags: The Gallery, A glass darkly, David Kerr

Another Day In Paradise

The Gallery

Sue Yule has been building her artistic career with Art From The Margins (AFTM) since 2017 and in 2018 was recognised with an Emerging Artist Award as part of the AFTM Outsider Art Awards.

Oct 18, 2021

Tags: The Gallery, Sue Yule, Wesley Arts

The Damning Precarity of the “Common Good”

The Opinions

‘What 1 Corinthians 12 insists is that we cannot give ourselves to the work of grace apart from giving ourselves to a community that gathers in defiance of the desire for authority and its associated virtues—decency, dignity, and honor.’

Oct 7, 2021

Tags: The Opinions, Common Good, Janice McRandal

Remember Lot’s Wife

The Opinions

Having lived a life of intimate involvement and vital necessity – a life of women’s work – she stands as a monument which cries out in distress to heaven.

Sep 23, 2021

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Worlds Endings

The Forum

‘And so you awake from your escape to find your life was already an escape to the world of your heart’s desire…’

Feb 17, 2021

Tags: The Forum, Consciousness and perception, Justin Clemens, Real, The escape

The Right Every Man Should Have

The Forum

‘Until it burns out with the sun, my vocation is to love Earth, not escape it, to practice caring for it and the other people and places that are here.’

Feb 10, 2021

Tags: The Forum, Alda Balthrop-Lewis, Climate apocalypse, Male privilege, The Es

On Escaping

The Forum

‘unlike the nuclear threat, the apocalypse doesn’t come through an encounter with an enemy, it is a product of modernisation itself, it is a product of the repetition of consumption. The climate apocalypse is an accumulation of our past, a product of desire itself.’

Feb 3, 2021

Tags: The Forum, Desire, Scott Kirkland, The escape, The past, Time

Landmarks are in the eye of the beholder…

The Forum

‘To contemplate its contradictions and uneasy legacy. To connect with the others that are drawn into its space.’

Jan 22, 2021

Tags: The Forum, Ann Edwards, Holy Family Catholic Church, Landmark

An architecture of complexity and contested value

The Forum

‘On mentioning my research, the church building I am frequently asked about is Holy Family. Architects, engineers, clergy, parishioners, academics ask about its design influences…’

Dec 31, 2020

Tags: The Forum, Architecture, Concrete modernist, Holy Family Catholic Church, Lisa Marie Daunt

Space held our big questions

The Forum

‘where were the female, non-Anglo, working class displaced & migrant family, public school educated photographers with chronic illness and trauma??’

Dec 11, 2020

Tags: The Forum, Connection, Holy Family Catholic Church, Sera Harris, Space

Give a man a fish…

The Forum

However, it seems to me unfair that I would be given this chance ahead of others. Was it through good fortune, or positive thinking?

Dec 4, 2020

Tags: The Forum, Care, Holy Family Catholic Church, Homelessness, John Foster

The Value of Landmarks – The Holy Family Catholic Church

The Forum

‘Our response to a building like this, our deep affection for some places and loathing of others: what does that say about us and our community? How can we tell if our reaction is something to treasure and protect or to carefully unravel?’

Nov 26, 2020

Tags: The Forum, Ann Edwards, Holy Family Catholic Church