Regan O'Callaghan

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Art and Religion in the 21st Century

I am pleased and honoured to be included in this thought provoking and comprehensive book.  Written by Aaron Rosen Lecturer in Sacred Traditions and Art at Kings College London and published by Thames and Hudson the book includes work by Ai Wei Wei, Chris Ofili, Jacqueline Nichols and more. “The relationship between art and religion has been long, complex, and often conflicted, and it has given rise to many of the greatest works in the history of art. Artists today continue to reflect... [more]
Posted by Regan O'Callaghan on 3/13/16

Listening to a Silenced Song

Listening for a silenced song. by REGAN O'CALLAGHAN on APRIL 18, 2014 It is not often you get called a degenerate, disgusting, unholy and unchristian all in one go but that is what happened to me a few weeks ago after I had given a talk about my art and its connection with my faith.     Seems some people don’t like difference of experience or opinion or have a sense of humour which were all important parts of my talk.  But then you can’t please everyone! I certainly stopped trying... [more]
Posted by Regan O'Callaghan on 5/8/15

San Rocha y San Roque

In December 2017, I left a grey and cold London, England to travel to Peru. My destination Sachaqa Art Centre in the village of San Roque de Cumbaza, San Martin region situated in the lush Amazon jungle where I would be based for the next four months.  I had visited Sachaqa, which means in Quechua, five years previously. Then I learnt about locally sourced natural pigments and dyes made from plants and fruit as well as the art and craft of the Quechua, the indigenous people of the area.  My... [more]
Posted by Regan O'Callaghan
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