Archive for the “Art and Spirituality” category

The end…of a season.

by Geoff Hall on August 30, 2016

August 2016 – The end…of a season “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes.   The Group has been around for 15 years. We started in 2001 and have experienced many (…)

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Mary Palmer

by Geoff Hall on June 29, 2016

June 2016 – Mary Palmer It’s 7 years since our friend Mary Palmer left us. She died from cancer a day after my birthday in 2009. We were both born in that most glorious of years, 1957. I was 10 (…)

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The Artist’s Autobiography

by Geoff Hall on May 31, 2016

May 2016 – The Artist’s Autobiography Four years ago, ‘The Artist’s Autobiography’ was published by Upptacka Press. On re-reading it, I must admit to being shocked at how forthright I was; maybe that’s a sign of growing older. It’s probably (…)

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Translating the Invisible Wind

by Geoff Hall on April 29, 2016

April, 2016. 4 years ago ‘Translating the Invisible Wind’ was published by Chris Lorensson’s Upptacka Press.   Translating is probably the most mystical book in the series, affirming that art is a spiritual discipline with a task, an end game (…)

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The Cultural Way of Being

by Geoff Hall on March 31, 2016

March  2016 – The Cultural Way of Being Five years ago, ‘The Cultural Way of Being’ was published.  http://upptacka.com/publications (All quotes are from the Kindle Edition). TCWB was at the time, a kind of manifesto of intent, moving on from (…)

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Simple Questions for Artists – #2

by Geoff Hall on November 30, 2015

November 2015        We are following Seth Godin’s 4 simple questions for writers. Who are you? What is it for? Who is it for? Will it spread?   Whilst his focus was on writers, I think we could (…)

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Simple Questions for Artists #1 – Enough of survival…it’s overrated!

by Geoff Hall on October 27, 2015

October 2015 – Enough of survival… An article full of quotes.   I think survival is overrated, how about you? “I have come that you have Life, so that you may survive”, doesn’t come into it. I think living life (…)

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Is community still possible?

by Geoff Hall on August 3, 2015

      July, 2015. In a response to Sheona’s guest blog article, I commented about my desire for community; whilst we understand that we make things in isolation from each other in the hope of one day making the (…)

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Will artists have patrons in heaven?

by Geoff Hall on July 28, 2015

Hi Everyone, I’d like to thank Sheona Beaumont for being our guest blogger. This is the last in the series of three articles from Sheona, focusing on her residency at Trinity Theological College in Bristol. Whilst the title may surprise you (…)

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A visual theology of the Kingdom

by Geoff Hall on June 16, 2015

  When I gave out 25 disposable cameras to the Trinity College community in the autumn of 2014, I had every thought that I’d need to work a pronounced visual transformation in the results. But the messy, humorous, half-in-half-out, blurred (…)

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