Valley of the Dry Bones. Holy City, Glasgow. (Copright Graham Maule)
Valley of the Dry Bones. Holy City, Glasgow. © WGRG Graham Maule

PhD (2012-2019): CONTRASTING EXAMPLES OF LITURGICAL INSTALLATION ART IN CHRISTIAN WORSHIP IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND FROM THE 1980S TO THE PRESENT DAY

The research of this thesis aims to explore why and for what reasons installation has been employed in contemporary worship. It will ask, can worship be enhanced through the utilisation of installation art, and whether installation art in a worship context can offer innovative interpretations of theological themes? These questions will be explored in the areas of alternative worship, the work of Wild Goose and more recent installation work in Churches and Cathedrals in Scotland and England.

Institute of Theology Imagination and the Arts (ITIA), St. Mary’s College. The University of St. Andrews.Supervisors: (2012- 2015) Prof. David Brown (retired)/ Dr Natasha O Hear (2015 to 2019)

MLitt(distinction) in Theology, Imagination and the Arts. (2012) AESTHETICS AND RELIGION: THE SCOTO-CATHOLIC MOVEMENT AND STAINED GLASS.

Institute of Theology Imagination and the Arts (ITIA), St. Mary’s College. The University of St. Andrews. Supervisor: (2012- 2015) Prof. David Brown

Conferences and Papers.

Public Lecture: INSTALLATION ART AND LITURGY IN TWO SCOTTISH CHURCHES. As part of the DThM (Durham’s Professional Doctorate in theology) Residential Week: St John’s College, Durham,  10th January 2018.

Paper: INSTALLATION ART AND CHRISTIAN LITURGY IN THe WEST of SCOTLAND Conference on Ecclesiology and Ethnography. St John’s College, Durham, 15-17 September 2015

Paper: DAUGHTERS AT THE LAST SUPPER: THREE FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONS. ‘Images, Icons and Idols,’ Society for the Study of Theology: PG. University of Manchester, 9-10 January 2015.

Paper: THE EVENT OF THE THREAD: A PLAYGROUND FOR THE SOUL. An interdisciplinary conference. ‘Textures’, Arts & Humanities, University of St Andrews, 5th April 2014

Article: ‘Weaving the Word.’ Church Without Walls Conference, EICC (Edinburgh International Conference Centre), 2005http://www.transpositions.co.uk/weaving-the-word/

‘Peacemakers’ project 2016, Renfield Saint Stephens. Gardner and Gardner
Photo: © C. Marples