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The Great North Passion #7

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 28 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.

Station of the Cross number 1 by North Shields Fish Quay, "What is Truth?"

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I didn't see this on the TV so I'm finding your series fascinating Curly

28 Apr 2014 6:57am

Devi from Chennai, India

What a soothing shot this is....Love this the best so far:)))

28 Apr 2014 7:21am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

How sweetly bizarre this is - those BBC stills are good for placing your more personal coverage in context.

28 Apr 2014 7:56am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent et graphique

28 Apr 2014 8:15am

Gerard1948 from Spain

Excellent graphics and colorful composition. Great shot.
Have a good week.

28 Apr 2014 8:49am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom


28 Apr 2014 10:06am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent colors ! I like your blue.

28 Apr 2014 11:35am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful rich colours in this excellent composition Curly! Nicely captured! ;-)

28 Apr 2014 2:07pm

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Great shot.

28 Apr 2014 4:11pm

Frances Berry from Athens, GA, United States

I really love all the elements of this photo! The contrast of colors is wonderful, the compo is superb! It is full of color and texture but feels minimalist also. I love it.

28 Apr 2014 8:04pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This makes a lovely image! Gorgeous colors! A fabulous composition!

28 Apr 2014 8:58pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh génial

29 Apr 2014 6:05am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Really like this bold, colourful and simple shot.

29 Apr 2014 12:00pm

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