Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Manuele living life to the full Comments 0

Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Manuele Teofilo was recently awarded the Chairperson Award at the Oceania Young Writers Conference in Melbourne. The 27-year-old belongs to the Christian Fellowship For Disabled in Auckland. Manuele has been involved in many national camps. Last year he was a volunteer at the Centre and is now a member of the Christian Disability Trust. Manuele Read more

Two vases stolen by Nazi regime returned to family after 80 years Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Two vases, estimated to be worth about $120,000, were returned to the family of Harry Fuld 80 years after they were stolen from his widow by the Nazi regime, in a ceremony made possible by the joint efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Art Crime Team and the American Embassy of Germany, according to Read more

Shirtless statue of Pope Benedict causes art sensation in Rome Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Jacopo Cardillo, an Italian sculptor of international standing, whose working name is Jago, has portrayed Benedict XVI  shirtless instead of dressed in the usual papal regalia. Ever since the technically remarkable sculpture has been the object of both criticism and praise. Read more Related Posts:Diabolical criticism of Emeritus Pope vulgar, baselessBenedict, pope emeritus, “going home”Italian Read more

Vatican-China relations – the diplomacy of art Comments 0

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Vatican-China relations will take a new direction using art as a bridge between the two cultures. The Vatican Museums have partnered with a Chinese cultural institute in hopes of building stronger ties with the country through art. Read more Related Posts:Pope Francis could “sell out”…Fears for missing Chinese bishopHopeful signs suggest Vatican and Beijing may Read more

Andy Warhol was a life-long, practising Catholic. Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni casts some light on a fact that astonished much of the world when the artist’s casket was carried from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan: Andy Warhol was a life-long, practising Roman Catholic. Read more Related Posts:Melania Trump is a practising CatholicGypsies big fat departure from CatholicismFormer Apostolic Delegate Read more

Art exhibition – The Nun and the Poet : Jerusalem Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017
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The Space Gallery’s exhibition in Whanganui, The Nun & The Poet: Jerusalem, includes etchings, woodcuts and photographs created by Michaela Stoneman during and after her times spent at Hiruharama (Jerusalem) on the Whanganui river. There is a companion booklet with writings from Baxter, Aubert, Mere Hohepa, Jessie Munro and others as well as Stoneman’s own writing. Read more

New film highlights vision of Pope Francis Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017

ROME — What do the Sistine Chapel, a used car with 186,000 miles on the odometer and a statue of Our Lady of Lujan made out of metal from an abandoned factory have in common? Besides being found in the Vatican Museums’ collections, the 1984 Renault, the Renaissance frescoes, and the recycled scrap all help Read more

Pope’s favourite art – a new documentary Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The Pope’s favourite art works are the subject of a new documentary – ‘Pope Francis – My idea of art’.  It explores what art means to Francis through a series of his favorite works. Read more Related Posts:The Vatican Museum doco on Pope and artPope’s first foray into feature filmVladimir Putin is linked to opposition Read more

Split Enz bass player helps his old school establish School of Imagination Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Mike Chunn, the original bass player in Split Enz, and an alumnus of Sacred Heart College, has been one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the School of Imagination at the college. He was present at the recent official opening of a digital recording studio will allow the teaching of NCEA Level 3 Read more

Sister Anna changing people’s attitude to the environment Comments 0

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Sister Anna Wiwiek Soepraptiwi, a Daughter of Charity who lives in Nausori, has educated many women on how to prevent harming the environment by recycling rubbish and then selling the product. “It is a lot of detailed work, but with perseverance and patience, anyone can create a nice artwork from the recycled plastics,” Anna says. Read more