Sunday, 10 December, 3.00 pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society has planned a unique Christmas event.  We would like to extend a special invitation to the members of the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin to attend this event. Much of the world’s great art, literature, music, and architecture was inspired by religious conviction. The riches of that tradition are evident here in Dunedin too, especially through the city’s ecclesiastical architecture. In this talk, Professor Murray Rae will take us on a tour of a selection of Dunedin churches and explore the architectural means by which our forebears testified to their faith in God. We will also consider how that faith has been expressed anew in the renovation and updating of some of Dunedin’s church buildings.  Sir David Skegg will introduce Murray Rae’s presentation on Dunedin churches – some of the greatest architectural buildings in the city.  It will be followed by an afternoon tea courtesy of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society. Experience a screening of pertinent works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Hocken Gallery and Toitū, and a performance by the Children’s Choir of the Knox Presbyterian Church, while taking part in this end-of-year social event.

Bio: Murray Rae trained first as an architect, then studied theology and philosophy at Otago. He subsequently completed a PhD at King’s College, London and is now Professor of Theology at the University of Otago.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Lynda Cullen, the Coordinator of the DPAG Visitors Programme,  , if you have any questions about our event.

Hilary Radner, President, Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society
Professor of Film and Media Studies, Emeritus.

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