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Art features at the stations

Rev Dr Geraldine Wheeler\'s stencil print of the Station of the Cross

Artwork depicting the Stations of the Cross will be displayed in a Lent and Holy Week exhibition at St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane.

Fourteen artists from around Queensland were chosen to each depict one of the Stations of the Cross through their artwork.

Uniting Church artists whose work is included in the exhibition are Rev Dr Geraldine Wheeler, Cees Sliedrecht, and Gwenda Branjerdporn.

Mr Sliedrecht’s work has become an Easter tradition at Albert Street Uniting, with the church hanging his breathtaking works for the last four years.

Dr Wheeler, a retired Uniting Church minister, has taken a modern approach to the station ‘Jesus falls’ depicting the fallen figure of Jesus in the centre of one of Brisbane’s busiest places, the Queen Street Mall.

“While I was doing the work I read of a man who was ill and had fallen down in the Mall, but whose needs were ignored by the passers-by,” she said.

“It was reported that one man walked right over the fallen person and took a photo on his mobile phone as he did so.”

Dr Wheeler said her stencil print points to the way that a community can ignore Jesus’ suffering and in a parallel way can also treat their own members uncaringly.

All fourteen of the artworks depict the traditional stations or story of Jesus’ way to the cross.

The exhibition will be open to the public daily from 5 February.

Some services at St John’s Cathedral will use the works liturgically.

St John’s Anglican Cathedral is at 373 Ann St, Brisbane City.   For more information visit http://stjohnscathedral.com.au

Photo : Rev Dr Geraldine Wheeler\’s stencil print of the Station of the Cross