A big thank you to the children and teachers of St. Thomas of Canterbury School, who produced the outstanding Stations of the Cross which were in the church during Lent and the Easter season. These remarkable images depict the Passion in a most striking and arresting way. Together, the 14 Stations represent the work of each of the classes in the school.
Take a look below to appreciate these wonderful works of art.
Our own artist, Stephen Hornsby-Smith, is holding an exhibition entitled "To Lock Horns" in Chichester between 4th and 17th June 2018, for which information can be found in the poster below.
The poster is fascinating in itself - the four pictures hold so many details and surprises that it seems there is always something new to notice.
For someone with only the merest appreciation of art, occasions to chat with and ask questions of an artist are few and far between. When I asked St. Pius parishioner Stephen Hornsby-Smith recently whether he would like to write an article about his art for St Pius InPrint, he simply directed me to his excellent website (1), of which I was previously unaware.
By Gillian Elsom
Be prepared to be moved by Stephen’s paintings, there is vibrant colour, fierce and beautiful wild animals, repeating patterns, or motifs, on a black background, which come back in each painting to unify the whole collection. The motifs have been influenced by Stephen’s study of Global Art and in Stephen’s words are a mixture of ‘naïve form and calculated ideas’, using ‘elaborate design’ and ‘simple techniques’.