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Christianity and Art

Scotland

SCOTLAND

ORGANIZATIONS AND WEBSITES
 
ACG Scotland has groups in Edinburgh and Glasgow. www.artscentregroup.org.uk 
 
Interface Arts is passionate about seeing Christian art students live wholeheartedly for Jesus: both in the way that they create, and also in the way that you do life at art college. The blog offers info about events, books to read, talks to listen to, thoughts on art and the gospel and more. http://uccf-arts.blogspot.fr 
 
Morphe Arts is a network of artists, writers, designers and performers. We offer free mentoring for recent art graduates and host monthly arts events. There are Morphe Arts groups in London, Scotland and Wales. www.morphearts.org 
 
Scottish Redundant Churches Trust (SRCT) was established to secure the survival of outstanding churches threatened with closure. By acquiring these churches and by conserving them intact as historic buildings, the SRCT aims to preserve a valuable part of Scotland’s heritage for the future. www.srct.org.uk 
 
Soul Marks Trust, Edinburgh. Carol Marples is the creative director for the Soul Marks Trust, which was established in 2003 to “encourage and enable creativity using all the senses, particularly through the visual arts, to express and inspire faith in God.” Carol has been involved in creating visuals for worship, setting up quiet spaces, and leading workshops throughout Scotland and other parts of the world for the past 20 years. www.soulmarks.co.uk 
 
Transpositions, St. Andrews, is the official blog of the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews. Website, daily email and blog. Transpositions’ goal is to create conversations between Christian theology and the arts. www.transpositions.co.uk 
 
Wayfarer Trust - Freswick Castle. The Wayfarer Trust works with people in the arts and media to provide strong encouragement and powerful creative and spiritual inspiration. Freswick Castle in the Scottish highlands is open for personal or group retreats. https://www.wayfarertrust.org and   http://www.freswickcastle.com (E)
 
  
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA), University of St Andrews. ITIA is a research institute based at St Mary's College, the Divinity School at the University of St Andrews. ITIA aims to advance and enrich an active conversation between Christian theology and the arts - bringing rigorous theological thinking to the arts, and bringing the resources of the arts to the enterprise of theology. As part of this, it seeks to explore the role of the imagination in the arts, as part of a wider theological interest in the imaginative aspects of our humanity. ITIA pursues this aim through rigorous academic research, undertaken by its staff and postgraduate communities, as well as high quality publications arising out this research. ITIA offers undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses, and hosts events such as conferences, seminars, colloquia and performances. www.st-andrews.ac.uk/divinity/admissions/pg/mlittres/itia 
 
Leith School of Art, an Edinburgh Art College. Leith School of Art is a unique art school. We are a small, vibrant community committed to the teaching and practice of art and design. The teaching itself is a creative process; we constantly renew and refresh the courses to stimulate and nurture the growth of each person’s artistic gift. Our aim is to create a school with a vital artistic life emphasising both tradition and innovation, to produce work of distinctive quality and character. www.leithschoolofart.co.uk (E)
 
University of Glasgow, Centre for the Study of Literature, Theology and the Arts. The Centre for Literature, Theology and the Arts was founded in Durham in 1982 and relocated to Glasgow in 1991. Though the Centre has its base in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies (School of Divinity), it has close links with other departments in the Arts Faculty, particularly English Literature, and the Department of Art History. Though the centre takes its context in a primarily Christian and (post-Christian) environment seriously, it also works on Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Chinese Religions. www.gla.ac.uk/schools/critical/research/researchcentresandnetworks/centreforthestudyofliteraturetheologyandthearts 
 
 
JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES
 
Transpositions (E) is the official blog of the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews. www.transpositions.co.uk
  
 
GALLERIES
 
Dundee:
- Nomas Project is a four window gallery space, based in 9a Ward Road, Dundee, run by local artists Cully McCulloch and Owen Daily. This experimental project provides a platform for contemporary art in a broad range of media. Artists’ talks and events will be held in The McManus Education Room, offering the public opportunities to meet the artists and hears about issues in their work. Cully McCulloch is the Co-ordinator of Morphe Arts in Scotland.  http://nomasprojects.org/info/about
 
 
MUSEUMS
 
Glasgow:
- St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, Glasgow. The Gallery of Religious Life explores the world's six main religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. In this gallery you can listen to people of all religions talk about their faith and meet the Mexican Day of the Dead skeleton, celebrating the victory of life over death. The aim of the museum is to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and none. Displays occupy three floors and are divided into four exhibition areas: the Gallery of Religious Art, the Gallery of Religious Life, the Scottish Gallery and a temporary exhibition space. http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/st-mungos/Pages/default.aspx