ITIA

 

 

The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) is one of the leading centres in the world for bringing together the study and practice of theology and the arts.

 

Scholars and artists from across the world come together to engage in study, conversation and research about the role of the arts within theology, and the place of theology within the arts.

 

Directed by Dr Gavin Hopps, and comprises three full-time staff, about thirty graduate students, and several part-time, honorary, and post-doctoral fellows.

 

PRINCIPAL STAFF:

Dr Gavin Hopps

Literature and Theology

 

Prof. Judith Wolfe

Philosophical Theology

 

Dr George Corbett

Theology and the Arts

 

PART-TIME STAFF:

Prof. James McMillan

Theology and Music

 

Dr Natasha O’Hear

Theology and Visual Arts

 

CONTACT

ITIA

School of Divinity

University of St Andrews

St Andrews KY16 9JU

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462850

Fax: +44 (0)1334 462852

Email: itia.inquiries@st-andrews.ac.uk

http://itia.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

 

Sapling

Manchester cathedral 2016-17

Jesus chapel

 

 

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/sapling

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

unique tree.

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

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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.

 

Process.

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.

 

Philip Wharton.

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.

 

 

 

Sapling

 

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

http://www.stasstas.com/

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REVIEW: AFTER THE CALL – AN

ARTISTIC EXPLORATION OF

BEAUTY IN THE ORDINARY

AND THE UNEXPECTED, PT. I

 
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