Airbrushed from Art History

Jonathan Evens has begun a series of posts entitled ‘Airbrushed from Art History’ which argue that religious and/or Christian influences on modern art have been airbrushed out of histories of modern art. He is echoing Daniel A. Siedell‘s call in God in the Gallery, for “an alternative history and theory of the development of modern […]

Colin Burns opens his studio

Commission For Mission member, Colin Burns will be exhibiting in the Open Studios Art Show being held at Wimbledon Art Studios on Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 May 2009. Wimbledon Art Studios is London’s largest studio complex and holds open studio shows twice a year. These exhibitions are the ideal opportunity to buy original work […]

C4M summer exhibition

Plans are being developed for a Commission For Mission summer exhibition on the theme of Art and Spirituality to be held at St Andrew’s Leytonstone for the Leytonstone Festival and Leytonstone Arts Trail. The exhibition will be mounted at Café Refresh and will feature a range of our artists working in different media. Through Café […]

Celia Ward

St John, tempera with gold on gesso panel Crucifixion, tempera on gesso panel Recycled Man, Tempera and gold on gesso panel22 x 16 cm Celia Ward was born into a painting family in Kent, England. She studied her craft in this milieu, and at the Royal Academy schools in London. She read History at University […]

C4M articles

Here are a selection of online articles about Commission For Mission: ‘I want to create a reaction’, The Month September 2008; ‘Peace, good will, and perspex’, Church Times 12 December 2008; ‘Commission 4 Mission launch’, Veritasse Newsletter February 2009; ‘Church is on a Mission’, Yellow Advertiser 05 March 2009; ‘The launch of Commission 4 Mission’ […]

Stations on the E17 Art Trail

Stations of the Cross by Henry Shelton, which were previously shown at York Minister, are to be displayed at St Barnabas Walthamstow in September as part of the E17 Art Trail. The Very Revd Keith Jones, Dean of York said that in the huge spaces of the Minster they looked for Stations strongly enough designed […]

Newsletter No. 2 – April 2009

Since our launch in March interest in Commission For Mission has grown considerably with new members, a new webpage (http://commissionformission.blogspot.com/), plans for three exhibitions, funding for a catalogue and our first commission. Information about all of these exciting developments can be found in this edition of the Newsletter. Information and updates about members can be […]

Joy Rousell Stone

Joy Rousell Stone studied under John Nash, Edward Bawden, Stanley Spencer, Edward Ardizzone at Royal College of Art. She has had many one man shows. Her favourite subject matters are: The Holy Land, Egypt, Greece, Italy (especially Assisi) and USA. She works in all media and is the retired Head of Art & Design at […]

Summer workshop & exhibition

Commission for Mission will be running an art installation workshop at the ‘Fun in the Park’ event being organised by Holy Trinity Barkingside on Saturday 13th June (11.00am – 4.00pm). As part of this workshop participants will be able to create a small artwork reflecting something of themselves. Each artwork will be nailed to a […]

Peter Shorer

Peter Shorer is a museum trained Conservator and Archeologist commissioned to mould original antiquities for reproduction in bronze, gold, silver and pewter. Established in 1969, his business Historic Jewellery Reproduction, has become the leading retailer of a specialist range of historic artifacts and stunning gold, silver and precious stone-set jewellery which have the uniqueness of […]