Bert, his dog, our God exhibition now online after cathedral tour falls victim to Covid-19 lockdown
A short film of British artist Gary Bunt’s exhibition exploring his personal interpretation of the New Testament has been uploaded on YouTube after a national cathedral tour was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The artist said he is hugely disappointed that he will be no longer be able to share his paintings with visitors to some of the country’s most iconic ecclesiastical buildings. However, Portland Gallery, London, has now created a short film of the exhibition with accompanying stories and poems.
As previously reported in The Catholic Universe, the exhibition, titled Bert, his dog, our God, was set to tour cathedrals throughout the UK over an eight month period.
Each of the 51 works in the show employs the artist’s signature style, attention to colour and careful compositions that often depict scenes of dogs, farmers and landscapes that evoke a straightforward sophistication reminiscent of early British Modernist painting.
Mr Bunt said: “The inspiration for my paintings comes from childhood memories; from days spent by the sea; my family; the beauty of the landscape of the South Downs and influenced by my faith. To me, Christ is as much with us today as he was when he walked the earth 2,000 years ago and this is why I choose to bring the gospels into our time. It is the Son of God’s work and merely my interpretation in paint.”
To see the video of Gary Bunt’s Bert, his dog, our God exhibition see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaf0xOOsWCY
Picture: The Lost Sheep by Gary Bunt.