WiFi, a modern-day gargoyle is now on exhibition at Manchester Cathedral from
15th July 2019 for four weeks. A big thank you for championing this project.
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Photograph copyright/courtesy of Harry Dobbs. July 2019.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. Epicurus.
Hope's last call/10/04/2019
Medium/lost wax casting/Pewter/Plaster/Fibreglass/Resin/Wood./Canvas/Metal/Glass etching/Assemblage/Other.
My head is geared up autonomously to transcribe presence into form.
And more often than not, that form is uncompromising. And hence the often diverse nature of my process.
You could say that I’m of a more spiritual nature than religious one.
Call it whatever you like, I flow that way and it works great for me.
Just think what would happen to, say, love if we where to constantly clinically dissect its true motives like we do everything else.
Day in. Day out. Love would cease to exist as you experience it now.
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And you would see love for what it truly is?
it’s the unknowing that passionately drives us further. Not the knowing.
Exhibited and sold works around Manchester/England.
Commissions/Joint projects/Donated works to related charities and organisations/Exhibited many new works at Manchester cathedral/ITIA based at St Mary's College, the Divinity School at the University of St Andrews/Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St Andrews Scotland/saatchiart/Loan Art. Bolton parish Church. Manchester Castlefield art Gallery Associate.
My ambitions are to work on a large, immersive scale that people can occupy and re brand by way of their own personal experiences. And many of my smaller pieces are more of a draft sketch of those realisations.
A project by Micah Purnell & PassionArt with The Centre for Theology & Justice
The Centre for Theology and Justice have teamed up with PassionArt for a profound exploration of belonging, offering a creative approach to social, theological and justice issues. Working with graphic word artist Micah Purnell as our resident artist for 2018-19. https://ilongtobelong.co.uk
Three Art Exhibits at Manchester cathedral during lent 2019:
Remember, by Stephen Raw.
Loved and Lost by Simon Bray.
Forsaken? psalm 22 by Philip Wharton.
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If you ever wondered what drives such pieces, watch this music video.
Maybe it will move you as much as it does myself.
Paul Mealor - Peace
Bolton Parish Church
Having Faith on exhibit during lent at Bolton Parish Church 2019 from 11:30 am Thursday 14th March.
This hand engraved assemblage of mainly First and Second World War imagery is meant to honour
all those who have stood, fought and died for the freedoms we now take as entitled.
And bears witness to the unimaginable atrocities of those times.
Our freedoms were far from free.
And they are not maintenance free.
forsaken? Psalm 22
On exhibition during lent 2018 Manchester cathedral.
Manchester Cathedral 2018.
With Imposition of ashes.
I Just wanted to thank all involved for a beautifully heartfelt, moving service.
Truly inspiring. The Choir was brilliant. Well orchestrated.
Everyone’s hard work was well noted.
I would also like to thank Canon David Holgate and Canon Marcia Wall and others involved
for the tremendous honour of presenting Forsaken? Psalm 22 in person during the Offertory.
A little nervy for me but I hope my sincerity was well received.
Thank you all.
And best wishes to the congregation.
A big thank you to everyone for their kind comment in the comments book at Manchester Cathedral.
Especially Wendy from Manchester who wrote, 24/2 so reassuring to know others feel this. A very deep touching piece which gives solace even reading its meaning.
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1.A young tree, especially one with a slender trunk.
1.1. A young and slender or inexperienced person.
I remember well my sapling years.
Sapling was sparked by a few things I felt recently connected to.
Tracey Emin expressing on YouTube a passion to create her own
A friend who (out of the blue) took to carving a figure from a tree
trunk. My time as a youth spent climbing endless trees, here
And most poignant of all is the heartfelt loss of a friend's young son
Cajus, son of Dorothia and Axel Stockmar.
I'd hope the presence of this piece is felt as one of pivotal
transition. From one state to another. One form to another.
A beginning, not an end.
I set out with a wave of ideas all demanding to be heard in their
own unique way. And it's often not possible. So I set out to present
a collective presence. And then from this presence you draw your
own personal take.
Not everyone's take is intended. But
every sense of good will, peace and hope here is.
Very sincere best wishes. Philip
ITIA. University of St Andrews.
Left. Professor Axel Stockmar.
Professor Sally Mapstone. Principal and Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the University of St Andrews.
Centre ( sapling )
Right. Dr Gavin Hopps. Senior Lecturer in Literature, Theology and Director of ITIA
Dorothea Stockmar. German writer and painter living in Celle and Berlin.
A big thank-you to Dorothea and Axel Stockmar for their generous donation of the sculpture Sapling to The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) School of Divinity. University of St Andrews.
Sapling was delivered in person by myself, Philip Wharton on the 21st February 2018. And was so warmly received by Dr Gavin Hopps. Senior Lecturer in Literature and Theology and Director of ITIA.
This whole experience has left me with such a tremendous sense of honour and family.
I’m both humbled and inspired. And this will reflect brightly throughout my work from now on.
Thank you for such a gift.
Image Courtesy of ITIA School of Divinity.
University of St Andrews ‘After the Call’ exhibition at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Queens Terrace, St Andrews
ITIA artists invite you to examine with them what happens after the call.
The Transept – a group of practicing artists within the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) – invites you to join us for an upcoming performance and exhibition.
‘After the Call’ offers space and time for celebration and reflection around the notion of being called unexpectedly to something unknown, or perhaps to something all-too-familiar that we suddenly realise.
6-15 April 2018
Venue open from 12:00 to 17:00 each day.
Performance evening on 11th April at 19:00 – engaging and interdisciplinary performance with music, poetry and monologues.
Location: Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Queens Terrace, St Andrews KY16 9QF
‘After the Call’
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