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Stations of the Cross display at Halswell

St John of God Halswell is hosting an installation of the Stations of the Cross by New Zealand artist Elizabeth Minato that will be open for public viewing over Easter Weekend 14-17 April, in the gardens of St John of God Halswell.
Brent at St John of God Halswell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Stations of the Cross is an ancient form of worship, visually depicting the events leading up to Easter before the populace could read and write.  These are being displayed  in a contemporary  art form on mosaic tiles. 

Elizabeth Minato's vision comes from brokenness, from the shards and remnants of the tiles painstakingly assembled on complete tiles, in itself a rich metaphor for Easter. According to Alan K Webster the curator of the selection, "She has found broken, discarded and forgotten pieces of the industrial West Coast and re-presented them in contexts of hope, of reshaping, and of resurrection - new life where loss, discard and despair seemed the only reading."

The “Menzshed” have kindly made beautiful stands and these will frame the artworks at wheel/chair eye level. They will be placed in the outside gardens over Easter and open for public viewing from 14 to 17 April.