13th-16th February 2018 – ACG ART EXHIBITION – ’BETWEEN FRIENDS’

We may have been thought a little mad, staging the first ACG Art Exhibition for over 20 years in the middle of February! However, with benevolent weather on our side, over thirty emerging and established artists descended on the magnificent Wren Church of St Stephen, Walbrook, just a few yards from the Bank of England. As a non-practioner, I can truly say the results were fantastic, with some of the most outstanding and beautiful examples of God-given talent adorning the walls and pillars of this imposing building. No less than 58 individual works in a wide variety of media, plus a video installation, and a piece of performance art were displayed for all to see and enjoy.The private view on the opening night was very well attended, and thanks to the super-human efforts of our two curators, Alastair Gordon and Julia Alvarez, everything was perfectly hung with literally seconds to spare. About two thirds of the works were provided by ACG members, with the remaining from our good friends at Morphe Arts. Guests were greeted with a brief introduction from Exhibition Producer (and exhibitor) Pat Harvey, who provided some welcome context about the problematic relationship between Art and Christianity down through the centuries.PS – You can still enjoy the “Between Friends” exhibition on our Facebook page. Our thanks to Chris Norris for making that possible. Grateful thanks too for some opening night multi-tasking from videographer and card sales manager Rosemary Bird, and photographer/barman Jason Blackwood!