Holy Week art gallery work goes on display in Bearsden

Holy Week exhibition by local artists, Rev Roddy Hamilton and Rev Kirsteen Freeman.
Holy Week exhibition by local artists, Rev Roddy Hamilton and Rev Kirsteen Freeman.

A special exhibition creating a unique visual expression of the stories of Holy Week is underway at New Kilpatrick Church in Bearsden.

Thirty-two local artists have come together in this project organised by the Association of Bearsden Churches for the whole community to engage in a different way with the story of the last days of Jesus’s life.

Rev Roddy Hamilton of New Kilpatrick Church said: “Many sit on the edge of faith in our community, and many don’t express themselves through faith at all, but this story has had an effect on all of us through our heritage and landscape and community values. We want to invite people to allow themselves to hear the story again but in this creative way.”

The church is open 11am-4pm and then 6.30-8.30pm each day, Monday to Friday.

Kirstin Freeman of All Saints Church in Bearsden said: “We want to invite people to find a sanctuary in a week that for many tells a story that plunges the depths and reaches the height of our humanity and hopes.”

Roddy Hamilton added: “This free event is for all denominations and one indeed for all faiths to share in a week that is particularly poignant for Christians who want to share this story to all without proselytising, because the more we share what is important to us, and why it is important, the stronger, healthier community we have.”