Manchester PassionArts Trail: Lent 2014

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The PassionArt Trail takes place from 5th March - 21st April 2014 hosted by 6 major venues in Manchester city centre, showing more than 60 art works by 20 artists.

The PassionArt Trail trail invites you to explore your own personal journey in relation to the Easter passion story reflecting on the universal themes of transformation, grief and loss, love and kindness and our longing for hope using traditional and contemporary art sited in gallery, museum and sacred spaces. 
We read stories of people from all cultures and faiths who have sought the path of solitude and simplicity in their search for meaning. In the Christian tradition Lent is a season of quiet meditation, physical denial and pilgrimage. The PassionArt Trail creates opportunity for sanctuary in the midst of the busyness of modern life, so why not set aside a lunch hour each week, or an afternoon during Lent to discover a sense of stillness in your activity. Use the art works and their accompanying reflections in our free booklet at the information desk at each venue to rediscover the mystery of Lent.
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Keep up to date with all our news by visiting the PassionArt blog where we will be sharing lots of information with you about the PassionArt Trail and also telling you about some creative ways that you can engage with Easter, art and faith. 

We will be hosting some guest blogs from people who share our interest in exploring the different ways art and faith can enhance well being, deepen our spirituality and prayer lives, and bring lots of fun and laughter to our homes and families.

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PassionArt explores the relationship between faith and art, encouraging and discovering ways that creativity, art and faith impact our everyday lives. Curated by Lesley Sutton, the PassionArt Trail is one of our first major projects that aims to encourage renewed dialogue between the artist and the church, and to extend both the gallery and sacred space by creating opportunity for artist and public to engage in non-gallery locations to explore themes related to universal human experience and spiritual journey. 

Read our Easter reflections, written to accompany some of the art works in the trail and help you engage with the works more meaningfully. These are also available in our free booklet that can be collected from the information desk at each venue during the trail. 

“God is not remote from us. He is at the point of my pen, my pick, my paintbrush, my needle - and my heart and my thoughts,”

Teilhard de Chardin