The Great North Passion #2

Posted by Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 23 April 2014 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

A wholly inclusive arts event in the Bents Park, South Shields featured a live broadcast on BBC One on Good Friday (18th. April)

A huge number of shipping containers were built into a "pop-up" cathedral in a typical cruciform shape to house the event in the Bents Park. A number of these containers were given out to commmunity groups throughout the North-East of England along with a sponsored artist, each group were tasked with making their own representation of one of the traditional twelve "stations of the cross" as used in the church during worship on Good Friday
to mark Christ's Passion.

Whilst I found that some this contemporary art making use of video projections and audio recordings somewhat underwhelming, other pieces were more poignant and meaningful and made my visit worthwhile. The live televised event was indeed very good, and a visit to view the huge cross of containers proved to be very colourful, at the least.

Artwork by Muhammed "spraypaint" Ali, and St. Cuthbert's Redhouse, Sunderland.

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe ces couleurs

Bonne journée

23 Apr 2014 5:36am

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe compo

23 Apr 2014 6:13am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A fascinating event to watch, and superbly captured Curly

23 Apr 2014 6:26am

Gerard1948 from Spain

Very colorful and beautiful, excellent picture. I like a lot.
Have a nice day.

23 Apr 2014 9:19am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Nice colors combintion.:-)

23 Apr 2014 10:51am

Devi from Chennai, India

Very interesting and fascinating piece here :)

23 Apr 2014 10:58am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful vibrant colours here Curly! Nicely captured! ;-)

23 Apr 2014 12:39pm

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Great colours.

23 Apr 2014 3:18pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice colors, great angle !

23 Apr 2014 3:31pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous color! A wonderful composition!

23 Apr 2014 11:29pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I love the touch of the sea ... and the silhouette to offset the colors.

23 Apr 2014 11:59pm

 

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