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Southwell: Spirit in Art Now examines art and spirituality

Key questions about our understanding of art and spirituality will be explored in a special Study Day as part of the current Crossings Exhibition in the State Chamber of the Archbishop’s Palace in Southwell.

The Spirit in Art Now day conference on Saturday March 10 will ask how our understanding of contemporary art can lead us to encounter the sacred. Can new art feed our souls? The study day (and evening panel discussion event) examines contemporary art in relation to the artistic, theological and spiritual challenges of our present age.
Speakers include:
Matthew Collings + Emma Biggs – collaborative artists, TV presenter, author, and critic (MC)
JF Martel – film maker, and author of Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice
Dr Alison Milbank – Professor of Literature and Theology, University of Nottingham
Dr Richard Davey – author, curator, and university chaplain
Mark Cazalet – artist specialising in art for churches and cathedrals.
The Study Day starts at 10am and runs until 4.30pm. The cost is £20, including lunch, and the Panel Discussion Event is free and runs from 4.30-5.15pm.
All events take place in the State Chamber of the Archbishop’s Palace, except the tour of the Crossings exhibition which is in Southwell Minster. For more information and to book please call 01636 812933 or email:
The study day/conference will be followed by Cathedral Evensong at 5.30pm in the Quire, all are welcome to attend.
The Crossings Exhibition runs until 10 May. See

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