The Methodist Art Collection in the Isle of Man
An exhibition including works by Graham Sutherland, Norman Adams, Maggi Hambling, Edward Burra, Eularia Clarke, Elizabeth Frink and William Roberts as well as internationally renowned French, Australian, Angolan, Indian and Japanese painters.
Sunday May 13th — Sunday June 17th
Colby Methodist Church IM9 4NG
The Cathedral, Peel IM5 1HH
Ramsey Methodist Church IM8 1DS
St. Andrew’s URC Douglas IM2 5DA
The Promenade Methodist Church Douglas IM1 2LY
Ballagarey Methodist Church, St Marks, IM9 3AH
How would you describe religious art?
From 13 May to 17 June the island has an opportunity to view some of the best faith–based art in the world. We are playing host to the acclaimed Methodist Modern Art Collection, collected over the last fifty years. Some works are by well–known leading British names, such as Elisabeth Frink, Edward Burra and Graham Sutherland. Others are by artists from further afield, such as Jyoti Sahi (India), Sadao Watanabe (Japan) and John Muafangejo (Namibia). More recently acquired works by artists such as Maggi Hambling, Susie Hamilton, and Craigie Aitchison explore how the Bible still inspirespainters in the 21st century.
This touring exhibition has only once before crossed the Irish Sea. Its trustees are thrilled that the visit coincides with the TT festival, with the potential for visitors from all over the world. It also offers an excellent opportunity for residents who may not get the chance to visit galleries to see work of this standing.
The collection challenges us to rethink our response to the familiar, and showcases the work of some influential contemporary artist
The main venues are:
A smaller, more intimate space to think and reflect will be open to all at St Andrew’s United Reformed Church,adjacent to the paddock and the grandstand.
Admission will be free, and the main venues will be open from 10 till 4 each day.