Visual Theology produces zines for its events and occasional partners. As a registered visual journal (ISSN 2634 9004) they represent a unique material foothold for our discussions about the spiritual imagination in visual culture.
We treat these full-colour A4 programmes to high production values because we like what they say about the visualness of visual theology. As well as being a memento of an event, they include illuminating artist and research spotlights, with image and text in striking combination. The zines are only available in hard copy.
Visual Theology Issues 1, 2 & 3 (2018, 2019, and 2021)
A4 full colour
Issue 1 (24pp): Contents include a research spotlight on John Everett Millais’ ‘The Blind Girl’, and artist spotlights on Maciej Urbanek, Sheona Beaumont, and Sara Mark. There is also an introduction to the Chapel of the Ascension, built in 1962 on the Bishop Otter Campus of the University of Chichester, featuring the Creation tapestry (1963) by Jean Lurçat.
Issue 2 (28pp): Contents include a research spotlight on John Ruskin’s daguerreotype of ‘Noah’s Vine’, and artist spotlights on Mark Dean, and Timothy Betjeman. A feature article presents the painting series of John Roddam Spencer Stanhope at St Michael and All Angels Chapel, Marlborough College; and the Service of Rededication of this Chapel is also commemorated with adapted liturgy from 1886.
Issue 3 (28pp): Contents include research spotlights on ‘Photography’s Old Testament Humanity’, and ‘Painting a Biblical War on the Body’, featuring work by David Mach, Adi Nes, Francis Gruber and Arthur Boyd. There is an artist spotlight on John Harvey, and art works with references to the Old Testament by Jan Brueghel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, David Roberts, Edward Burne-Jones, Julia Margaret Cameron, Colin McCahon, John Dugdale, and Donald Jackson.