Please see below to learn more about the artists for the main images used in this year’s Lenten Program.
- Cover Artwork: by Mark Makhoul
- Week 1: Sally Harrison Jesus in the Desert (commission). Sally is an indigenous artist whose work has featured in many galleries and exhibitions. Her story was one of the Good News People videos for the 2017 Lenten programs and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi9VaYhXAiM
- Week 2: Dianne Minnaar The Ascension (commission). Dianne Minnaar has been a professional artist and calligrapher for over 30 years. She graduated in Biblical Studies and Graphic Fine Art in Cape Town, South Africa and immigrated to Australia in 2001. While the emphasis of her earlier work was on landscape paintings, she has focused almost exclusively on creating sacred images in recent years. She draws heavily on ancient Christian imagery and symbols. https://www.sanctussacredimages.com/
- Week 3: Julie Lonneman Turning the Tables (commission). Julie is a fine artist and freelance illustrator currently dividing her time between Bellingham, Washington, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Her work has regularly appeared on book covers and in magazines and newsletters in North America, Europe and Australia. http://julielonneman.blogspot.com.au/
- Week 4: Rembrandt Van Rijn The Bust of Christ. Reprinted with permission, Museum Bredius, The Hague, Netherlands. https://en.museumbredius.nl/
- Week 5: Vincent Van Gogh The Sower. Reprinted with permission, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands. https://krollermuller.nl/visit
- Week 6: Olga Bakhita The Crucifixion. Olga is a Brisbane artist who has been creating artwork based on the Scriptures for many years. She writes about the artwork for Passion Sunday: ‘Crucifixion is inspired by my personal reflection on the crucifixion of Christ. We are judged for our views and stance in the areas of religion, ethnicity and inequality, wealth and poverty, politics and sexuality. In return, we also judge others around us. So, the questions are: ‘Are you the crucified or the crucifier?; or a black crow watching and waiting? and where is your grace of forgiveness?’