Mar 16, 2023
Local Rockhampton artists are combining to tell the story of the first Easter through 15 artworks to be displayed at the South Rockhampton Uniting church in Campbell Street from the 4th to the 8th of April.
The artworks including paintings, collages and even a story book will be arranged in order, to tell the story of the first Easter from Thursday night through to Easter Sunday. There will be a booklet with artists reflections on each piece, a reading, and a prayer.
Admission is free and visitors can use the booklet to follow the story, reflect and pray or just wander through and admire the works.
“There are artists drawn from Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran & Uniting churches,” said Rev Andrew Gillies from the South Rockhampton Uniting Church.
“We last did this in 2019 and hoped it would be an annual event but COVID stopped all that from happening,” he said.
“We won’t have all the works until Palm Sunday,” said Rev Gillies “but as one example we have a fantastic painting by well-known local artist Elizabeth Cooper, of the garden where Jesus prayed just before he died. The garden is eerie and deserted because the prayer has finished, the disciples have fled, and Jesus has been arrested.”
“We also have a strikingcollage of the three crosses by Rosslyn McKendry with the crowd gathered in front,” he added.
For more information check out South Rockhampton Uniting Church’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/SouthRockyUC.