This year we will use the Stations of the Cross as the focus. The stations of the cross are a traditional exercise, which follow the events of Jesus' last day on earth, usually as a form of pilgrimage, with prayers and meditations at each.
Our version will have fifteen stations. You are invited to illustrate one or more of the stations in any form - sculpture, paintings, photographs, collage, etc. The stations are:
- Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
- Jesus betrayed by Judas
- Jesus condemned by the Sanhedrin
- Jesus denied by Peter
- Jesus judged by Pilate
- Jesus scourged and crowned with thorns
- Jesus takes up his cross
- Jesus is helped by Simon of Cyrene to carry his cross
- Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
- Jesus is crucified
- Jesus promises the kingdom to the repentant thief
- Jesus entrusts Mary and John to each other
- Jesus dies on the cross
- Jesus is laid in the tomb
- The resurrection
The deadline for completion is Palm Sunday. Nearer the time, there will be instructions about bringing your artwork to church, and the form the display will take.
Please let Sue Keegan von Allmen know if you would like to create something (contact Sue). You don't need to say what your contribution will be, as it doesn't matter if we have more than one item for each station.
Some items from the 2016 exhibition are in the slideshow below, in case you want some inspiration! We are looking forward to seeing your creations.