Research projects

As well our quarterly journal 'Art & Christianity' ACE has published two significant research projects.

Contemporary art in British churches

Edited by Laura Moffatt and Eileen Daly

From hydroponically grown vines to traditional oil painting, contemporary artists are making a visible and profound impact on British churches today. This volume seeks to understand the impetus for such a resurgence and unpacks some of the practical, theological and aesthetic issues within it. Available at £5 (plus £1 p&p).

To order please send a cheque made payable to ACE with your name and full postal address.

ISBN 978-0-9551485-1-4

Ecclesiart

Modern and contemporary art in UK cathedrals and churches

ACE has been awarded grant money to undertake an online project which will list works of Modern and contemporary art in UK cathedrals and churches (1920 to the present day). Over 90 entries are already online. If you have suggestions of works of art that you think we should know about please be in touch. 

English Cathedrals and the Visual Arts 2005

by Tom Devonshire Jones and Graham Howes

This report surveys the varied initiatives made in recent years by England's Anglican Cathedrals in commissioning and exhibiting art.

Published by ACE in November 2005 this analysis of answers to a questionnaire sent to each Dean and Chapter in England reveals every region's differing approaches. These give encouragement to artists and to churches to explore further the possibilities now open. Originally a report to the Arts Council of England, this book is essential reading for all concerned with the public art opportunities afforded by places of worship. Available at £5 (plus £1 p&p).

To order please send a cheque made payable to ACE with your name and full postal address.

Art & Christianity Research

ISBN 0-9551485-0-2