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10.30 AM TO 3.30 PM

Hub on Rye Hill, Kiln Drive,

Rye Foreign,

TN31 7SQ

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Paintings of the Annunciation and Nativity are among the most widely represented genres in western Christian art, but do we always know what we’re looking at? We’ll spend the day studying some familiar paintings as well as some unusual themes and perspectives, exploring questions such as symbolic meanings, historical and devotional contexts, and different interpretations.

The world's art galleries are treasure troves of art inspired by Christian ideas, but we need to understand the symbolism and theology behind the paintings to interpret what we're looking at. My desire is to help people to deepen their enjoyment of art by offering them the keys to appreciating different genres and contexts. I've lectured on themes of  art, theology and culture as part of university courses and in public galleries and events internationally.


There will be two sessions — 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, and 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Refreshments are available from the café at the Hub.

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Places are limited, but I don't want anybody to be excluded on grounds of cost, so please use the contact form below to request a waiver of the registration fee.Full refunds are available if you find you cannot attend, but please give me as much notice as possible so that I can allocate the place to somebody else. The venue has wheelchair access.

Thank you for registering. I look forward to seeing you on 4th December. Please use the contact form below if you have any special needs or requests.

Contact Tina Beattie

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