Following the Religion & Art Symposium hosted by the Art Department, Goldsmiths in 2020, artists, theorists and PhD researchers expressed a keen interest in continuing these exchanges.

The Religion & Art Forum responds to that expression, with invited speakers presenting their work in an informal discussion forum. We are interested in a range of perspectives on questions of religion and art, with a focus on personal and collective experience and practice, rather than sociological or anthropological observation. 

The Religion & Art Forum takes place on a monthly basis on Monday evenings from 6-8pm UK time on Zoom, with four presentations of up to 20mins each followed by a brief Q&A. Sessions are informally moderated by Nina Danino (Goldsmiths College) and Mark Dean (Arts Chaplaincy Projects). Further information and recordings of sessions can be accessed via the links in the Schedule.

Mark Dean, Metanoia (2018)
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Nina Danino

Mark Dean

Junior Fellow 
James Tabbush

Nina Danino, Stabat Mater (1990)
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Session 1:

Presenters: Holly Slingsby, Louisa Fairclough, Maurane Gadeau
Presenters: Alastair Gordon, Becky Beasley, Geraldine Franklin, Sarah White
Presenters: Adam Neikirk, Adrian Rifkin, Linda Mary Montano, Nina Danino
Presenters: Caroline Smith, Donna Matthews, Farouk Yahya, Sheona Beaumont

(Summer break)

Session 5:

Presenters: Sr. Carolyn Morrison, Chris Zhongtian Yuan, M. Maria Walhout

Session 6:
Presenters: David Leal, Helen Blejerman, Mark Dean, Rachel Coombes
Presenters: David McCulloch, Emily Leon, Lucy Newman Cleeve, Nicora Gangi
Presenters: Christopher Clack, Jorella Andrews, Nathalia Bell, Pavlína Kašparová