Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Vatican-China relations – the diplomacy of art

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

Andy Warhol was a life-long, practising Catholic.

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

Art exhibition – The Nun and the Poet : Jerusalem

Monday, September 18th, 2017

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
school of imagination

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

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

Artist says his paintings are like prayers

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

New Zealand artist and ecologist Fr Peter Healy says his paintings are like a spiritual prayer presenting the beauty of creation. He was speaking at the opening of an exhibition of some of his paintings at the Mahara Gallery in Waikanae. Peter said his paintings were his way of capturing the truth of nature and Read more

A history of religion in 11 objects

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Humans are needy. We need things: keepsakes, stuff, tokens, tchotchkes, knickknacks, bits and pieces, junk and treasure. We carry special objects in our pockets and purses, or place them on shelves and desks in our homes and offices. As profane and ordinary as the objects may be, they can also be extraordinary. Some things even become Read more

Luxurious apartment of Vatican monsignor shocked police

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

A Vatican monsignor arrested on a money-smuggling charge lived in such luxury that police were shocked when they visited his apartment and saw his art treasures. “We asked ourselves how did this monsignor come to own this place and possess these expensive works of art,” an investigator said. Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, who lived in an Read more