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Women Dancing with Gaia: Feminist Theological Visions Art Exhibition, Openi...
Fri 23 June 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
2017 ITP Art Exhibition from the Feminist Theology and Art Forum
Women Dancing with Gaia: Feminist Theological Visions
Exhibition open from Friday 23rd June – Monday 31st July 2017,
The Link Gallery, West Downs Centre, University of Winchester SO22 5HT
Book for the Opening Night Drinks Reception and accompanying lectures from Dr Megan Clay and Elizabeth Ursic
Drinks Reception from 6 pm
Exhibition Lectures from Dr Megan Clay and Dr Elizabeth Ursic from 7 - 8 pm
This latest exhibition arises from the Cosmic Walk project on which Prof Isherwood and Dr Clay are working at the University of Winchester. The Cosmic Walk attempts to place the divine on a wider canvas and understands women as agents within the evolutionary process, from the genetic level of the mitochondria, to the cultural and religious aspects of lived experience.
Emerging scholarship is showing how women have throughout our evolution danced with the energies of life rather than attempting to contain and master them. The cultures of Old Europe demonstrate a peaceful co-existence between people and nature, based in matriarchal focussed societies – despite their orientation to the female there is no evidence of the subjugation of men.
The Feminist Theology and Art Forum is an initiative of the Institute for Theological Partnerships, set up in 2015, to give women a platform in which to speak theologically through visual art and by so doing help change the face of traditional theology. The women are given theological readings to reflect on and to bring their own experiences into the theological world. They understand their remit as producing visual expressions of new ways of being from which new words may emerge.
Megan Clay, Jill Coughman, Angie Devereux, Annette Esser, Deborah Ireland, Jana-Faye Jakumeit, Christine Kinsey, Heiki Knops, Eilean Lavelle, RKP and Rhian Jones. With music composed by Elizabeth Ursic.
The Exhibition is open to the public from 24th June – 31st July: Weekdays 9am - 6pm
Contact visualart@Winchester.ac.uk for weekend opening hours