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Byrne, Libby (2014) Untitled. [Literary Works, Art Works, or Musical Composition]

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Abstract

As an Artist, I am aware that my work in the studio is a disciplined spiritual practice. Matthew Fox suggests that as the artist commits to the discipline of this work, art heals. But what does it mean to be healed? This exhibition is the first stage of a theological inquiry into the question of what it means to live with illness and also desire healing. When we speak of being ‘healed’ from illness, this can often be interpreted as being ‘cured’. When our hope for healing resides in our faith (Your faith has healed you), can we live in faith even if we are not ‘cured’? How can we live with illness and continue to live in faith? What are we hoping for, if we believe that art heals?

Item Type: Literary Works, Art Works, or Musical Composition
Keywords: Untitled, art, exhibition
Fields of Research: 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
A - Philosophy
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2018 00:53
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2018 00:53
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3061

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