'Awakening' Art exhibition

The Methodist Modern Art Collection is one of Britain's most important collections of modern religious art and is coming to the Isle of Man for a period of five weeks.
The Methodist Modern Art Collection

The Methodist Modern Art Collection is one of Britain's most important collections of modern religious art and is coming to the Isle of Man for a period of five weeks.

It will be on display at four main venues, Colby Methodist Church, The Cathedral in Peel, Ramsey Methodist Church and the Promenade Methodist Church in Douglas from Sunday May 13th until Sunday June 17th.

There will be a limited number of works on display at Ballagarey Methodist Church in St Mark's and St Andrew's URC church in Douglas, which will be open for special events. 

This unique collection of art featuring biblical themes and narrative has toured the UK and abroad since its inception over 50 years ago.

There are over 50 works, including some by well-known artists such as Graham Sutherland, Elisabeth Frink, William Roberts, Patrick Heron and most recently Maggi Hambling. 

Many people are surprised that the British Methodist Church owns an art collection.

This collection is inspirational and it is a real privilege to have it here on the island. The exhibits offer a modern (early 20th century to present day) interpretation of some familiar stories, affording new perspectives and insight. Schools, artists, art groups and local organisations are all warmly invited to visit this free exhibition.

For centuries images have played a crucial role in the exploration the human condition and The Methodist Modern Art Collection takes its place in this long tradition, providing an opportunity for new encounters, challenges and conversations.

Find out more about the event here.

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