Religion & Art Forum

Nina Danino, Stabat Mater, 1990, 16mm still

Following the Religion & Art symposium hosted by Goldsmiths Art Department in 2020, artists, theorists and PhD researchers expressed a keen interest in continuing these exchanges. The Religion & Art Forum (coordinated by Nina Danino, Goldsmiths College, and Mark Dean, Arts Chaplaincy Projects) responded to that expression, with thirty invited speakers presenting their work in an informal discussion forum, incorporating 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 forum took place on a monthly basis throughout 2021, online via Zoom from 6-8pm UK time, with participants presenting for up to 20 minutes each, followed by a Q&A and open discussion.


Session 1: 22/03/2021
Presenters: Holly Slingsby, Louisa Fairclough, Maurane Gadeau



Session 2: 19/04/2021
Presenters: Alastair Gordon, Becky Beasley, Geraldine Franklin, Sarah White



Session 3: 17/05/2021
Presenters: Adam Neikirk, Adrian Rifkin, Linda Mary Montano, Nina Danino



Session 4: 14/06/2021
Presenters: Caroline Smith, Donna Matthews, Farouk Yahya, Sheona Beaumont



Session 5: 20/09/2021
Presenters: Sr. Carolyn Morrison, Chris Zhongtian Yuan, M. Maria Walhout



Session 6: 18/10/2021
Presenters: David Leal, Helen Blejerman, Mark Dean, Rachel Coombes



Session 7: 15/11/2021
Presenters: David McCulloch, Emily Leon, Lucy Newman Cleeve, Nicora Gangi



Session 8: 13/12/2021
Presenters: Christopher Clack, Jorella Andrews, Nathalia Bell, Pavlína Kašparová


Following these forum presentations, a series of keynote speakers were invited to present longer format interdisciplinary talks followed by an extended opportunity for questions and open discussion – for further information and documentation please see Religion & Art Talks