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CS Arts issue 25 - November 2006

This edition introduces the idea of 'doing' theology through art (continued in issue 28 - October 2007). Read about artists and theologians who are finding out how each discipline can inform the other.



Hidden places: light, water, land
Joanna Osborne explores the themes of light, water and land present in her own work and that of other New Zealand artists. She reflects on what they say about God's nature
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The cloth of fire
Sue Spigel's quilted Pentecostal Altar Cloth ignited a public row - Peter Crothall asks how long the church will be known for what it is against, rather than what it affirms



Toi Te Papa
We pick up from our January 2006 interview with Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, who describes how the Te Papa team are showcasing the art of two streams of our emerging nation
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Unfolding language
In his art, Darryn George is able to reconcile the two worlds of his deep-rooted Christian faith and the Maori heritage he was once estranged from
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Art as theology and drowning in words
Bob Robinson is the dean of the Bible College of New Zealand in Christchurch. He discusses how the arts can shape our view of God
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Exhibition reviews

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Nanette Lela'ulu at the Salamander Gallery (Christchurch)

Stations of the Cross
Llew Summers, permanent display at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Christchurch)

Allusion & Illusion
Kees Bruin retrospective at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Because your love is better than life
Nina Brown at the Quattro cafe (Christchurch)

Signs and wondering
Richard van der Aa at Campbell Grant Galleries (Christchurch)

End to begin again
CPIT school of Art & Design tutors at the Centre of Contemporary Art's Mair Gallery (Christchurch)

Group exhibition, Silvan Gallery and cafe (Christchurch


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