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Visual Art, Photography and the Power of Image

  • St James Church Clerkenwell Close London, EC1R 0EA United Kingdom (map)

From Museums and Exhibitions to news reports and Tube adverts, visual art and photography have become some of the most powerful storytelling tools in the world. But what stories are we telling, and how do they affect us? Images can spread an idea or kill one. They can degrade people or dignify them. They can move a heart toward compassion or stir up contempt. 

How do we live in a culture increasingly defined by images? What does the Christian faith have to say about the lenses with which we frame the world? Join us as we talk about wisely navigating the thousands of images that face us daily. This event is part of School of Faith, an ongoing forum where men and women can explore various perspectives on London culture and how it relates to Christian faith.

Lucinda May is a visual artist based in Bethnal Green, East London. She grew up in the UK and studied Fine Art and History of Art at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh. After graduating, Lucinda was invited to exhibit in the Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries exhibition (2012). She worked as a youth worker for a two years before committing to art-making full time last year when she spent time as artist in residence with Linea de Costa in Cadiz, Spain. 

Lucinda is a multidisciplinary artist, particularly focusing around painting and installation. Lucinda says, ‘My work explores the role of beauty and playfulness in interrupting the mundane: beauty through the delicacy of craft, and playfulness through installation pieces that are made by my interaction with the environments I find myself in. These two practices are not necessarily separate; they are constantly interweaving and bouncing off one another.’

Tim Chaddick is the founding pastor of Reality LA, a thriving church in the heart of Hollywood, California. Reality LA is part of the Reality family of churches, a movement committed to relational church planting and serving the broader body of Christ. Tim's first two books, Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning and The Truth about Lies, were projects which came from lessons learned while living and leading a church in Los Angeles. He has since moved to London where currently serves as the Lead Pastor for Reality Church London and Director of School of Faith.

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