Religion & Art Forum

Nina Danino, Stabat Mater, 1990, 16mm still

Following the Religion & Art symposium hosted by Goldsmiths Art Department, artists, theorists and PhD researchers expressed a keen interest in continuing these exchanges. This forum responds to that expression, with invited speakers presenting their work in an informal discussion and conversation forum. We are interested in a range of perspectives on questions of religion and art, with a focus on personal and collective experience and practice, rather than sociological or anthropological observation.

The Religion & Art forum takes place on a monthly basis, online via Zoom from 6-8pm UK time, with invited participants presenting for up to 20 minutes each, followed by a Q&A and open discussion. Sessions are informally moderated by Nina Danino (Goldsmiths College) and Mark Dean (Arts Chaplaincy Projects). All are very welcome to attend the forum. Tickets are free and available via Eventbrite around a week before each session, with recordings of presentations posted on the Forum website after the event.

(Please follow session links below to view recordings)

Session 1:
22/03/2021
Presenters: Holly Slingsby, Louisa Fairclough, Maurane Gadeau

Session 2:
19/04/2021
Presenters: Alastair Gordon, Becky Beasley, Geraldine Franklin, Sarah White

Session 3:
17/05/2021
Presenters: Adam Neikirk, Adrian Rifkin, Linda Mary Montano, Nina Danino

Session 4:
14/06/2021
Presenters: Caroline Smith, Donna Matthews, Farouk Yahya, Sheona Beaumont

Session 5:
20/09/2021
Presenters: Sr. Carolyn Morrison, Chris Zhongtian Yuan, M. Maria Walhout

Session 6:
18/10/2021
Presenters: David Leal, Helen Blejerman, Mark Dean, Rachel Coombes

Session 7:
15/11/2021
Presenters: David McCulloch, Emily Leon, Lucy Newman Cleeve, Nicora Gangi

Session 8:
13/12/2021
Presenters: Christopher Clack, Jorella Andrews, Nathalia Bell, Pavlína Kašparová