The value of public art

The value of public art was under discussion yesterday at St Paul’s Harlow with delegates to a commission4mission study day touring the Gibberd Gallery and Harlow Town Centre sculptures as examples of good practice in public planning. Those attending the study day, organised by commission4mission and supported by both Art and Christianity Enquiry and the Harlow Art […]

Forthcoming events and exhibitions

Our Study Day on the value of public art will be at St Paul’s Harlow ( on Saturday 17th September from 10.00am – 5.00pm. Speakers at the event include the Rt. Revd. David Hawkins, Bishop of Barking, and Benedict Read, Visiting Research Fellow, School of Fine Art, University of Leeds, Trustee Harlow Art Trust, Deputy Chairman Public […]

c4m exhibition and Study Day

The next commission4mission exhibition will include work by Harvey Bradley, Colin Burns, Jonathan Evens, Mark Lewis, Elizabeth Duncan Meyer, Caroline Richardson, Henry Shelton and Joy Rousell Stone and will be held at St Mary Magdalen Billericay from 9th – 18th September (10.00am – 5.00pm). This exhibition is being organised for the A127 Art Trail. Our next Study […]

Study Day: The value of public art

David Hawkins

David Hawkins, the Bishop of Barking and Patron of Commission For Mission, describes himself as an artist first and priest second. He is inspired by landscape, with most of what he paints having its inspiration in landscape. There are a large number of artists and periods that he finds absorbing but what fires him most […]