Beyond depiction: A dialogue between Adam Williamson (Islamic pattern maker) and Sophie Hacker (Christian artist)
Monday 10 October
Winchester Cathedral, 9 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LS
This is a joint event with the University of Winchester.
Adam Williamson is a skilled stone/wood carver and practicing artist. He has been commissioned by HRH the Prince of Wales, Oxford University, Shakespeare's Globe London, Kew Gardens and Westminster Abbey. Adam is a leading specialist in geometric and biomorphic art (Arabesque) and founded Art of Islamic Pattern and worked as sessional lecturer at Birkbeck. He also wrote chapters for the recent Thames and Hudson book: Arts and Crafts of the Islamic Lands.
Sophie Hacker is an artist, teacher and Arts Consultant for Winchester Cathedral. She is a trustee of Art and Christianity Enquiry. Her work is primarily abstract and symbolic and expresses her Christian faith. As an adult educator she enables others to reflect on the relationship between art, Christian faith and spirituality and encourages them to use art to explore their own vision, values and beliefs.