commission4mission presentation at Chelmsford Cathedral

Jonathan Evens at Chelmsford Cathedral

Jonathan Evens at Chelmsford Cathedral

Jonathan Evens was the keynote speaker today at the Winter Festival of the Friends of Chelmsford Cathedral. Invited to speak about the work of commission4mission, he used commission4mission’s name and aim to explore understandings of art in mission, perspectives on commissioning and debates about definitions of Christian Art.

Jonathan said: “To encounter the Gospel in contemporary art, diversity must be embraced. The traditional forms of expressing the Gospel in art – illustrating Biblical narratives and the lives of the Saints – remain, albeit sometimes in the newer¬†forms of movements like Expressionism, while attraction and reaction to the meaning, impacts and influences of the Gospel also continue to inspire creative work by contemporary artists working in fields such as the abstract, conceptual, performance and relational arts.”