Along with various congregations and schools around the LCANZ, Fullarton Lutheran Homes took up the invitation to participate in the Simultaneous Art Exhibition 2021 hosted by the LCA’s Visual Arts Group, focussed on the theme, ‘Living Water’.
Quite a number of residents and staff have taken up this opportunity to express various aspects of this theme, relating their artwork to biblical verses.
Our display features the use of a variety of media – material, wood, oil paint, water paint, pencil, liquid ink, construction, and photography and is available to view in the Chapel 9th to 30th August.
Here are photos of our efforts. Enjoy!
– Leony Jones, Leisure & Lifestyle Coordinator
Living Water 2021
Jessie Jagger (oil paint) Genesis 1:2 – "The earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God hovered over the waters."
Acacia Art Group (paint and paper) Luke 12:27 – Jesus says: "Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."
Ekram Abouelfath (oil paint) Job 9:8 – "God alone stretches out the heavens and tramples down the rough waters."
"Water for our enjoyment"
Sadie Matuschka (construction) 1 Timothy 6:17b – "Put your hope in God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment."
"A Tear from Heaven"
Merv Thiele (photo) Psalm 56:8, 9b (NLT) – "You, Lord, keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book … This I know: God is on my side."
Mary Grace & Tara Rogers (liquid ink) Psalm 42:7 is answered by Psalm 93:4 – "Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea – our Lord on high is mighty."
Lelene Schwerdt (cross-stitch) Genesis 2:6 (MSG) – "(At that time) the whole Earth was watered by underground springs."
Roslyn Thiele (photo) Habakkuk 2:14 declares – "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."
Roger Knapp (oil paint) This artwork depicts divine rescue for Israel at the Red Sea – see Exodus 14:1-37
"A Good Gift"
Roger Knapp (oil paint) Luke 11:11 expresses God's on-going care – "What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent?"
"The Workmen's Shed – Waiting for the next job"
Roger Knapp (oil paint) 1 John 5:6a – "This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood."
"Light for Life"
Erica Bartlett (wall hanging) Psalm 139:9,10 – "If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there, Lord, Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me."
"Sky and Water 1"
Neil Stiller (wood) Genesis 1:20 'God said: "Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.
"Fish on a stand"
Neil Stiller (heart-wood) Ezekiel 11:19, 20 – "I will give them a new heart … and they will be my people, and I will be their God."
"Shoal of Fish"
Neil Stiller (wood) To all humankind God offers the unique gift of Living Water. Jesus said: "Those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty." (John 4:14)
"A Saving Ark"
Robert Butcher (wood) 1 Peter 3:21 (CEV): "Those flood waters were like baptism that now saves you."
Heidi Jagger (oil paint) Genesis 1:21 – "God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds …. And God saw that it was good."
"Water for Wine"
Leony Jones (pencil) John 2 (wedding at Cana) and Psalm 104:15 – "My Lord God gives wine to gladden human hearts."
Leony Jones (water colour) 2 Timothy 4:18 – "The Lord will rescue me from every evil and will bring me safely to heaven's shores."
Roslyn Thiele (photo) Psalm 23:2b-3a (NIV) – "He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul."
"An Amazing Fish Feast"
Waratah Activity Group (compilation) Focussed on John 6, and on Genesis 9:2,3 (MSG) – 'God said: "Every living creature—birds, animals, fish—… are yours for food."'
Joanne Mildenhall (cyanotype) Psalm 139:14b – "Wonderful are Your works, Lord; my soul knows it very well."
Jack and Lois Shepherd (photograph) Isaiah 35:6 – "Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert."
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