During Lent 2010, St Martin’s Arts and St Martin-in-the-Bull-Ring church ran a series of workshops to enable church and community to create a ‘Gethsemane Garment’ as part of an exhibition produced by artist Peter Privett. Trust funding supported the workshops.
St. Martin’s Arts – ‘Gethsemane Garments’ Lent exhibition
Between March — April 2010 during Lent, Trust funding contributed towards a series of workshops developed by St. Martin’s Arts in collaboration with St. Martin-in-the-Bull-Ring, Birmingham, to enable the church and the wider community to create their own version of a ‘Gethsemane Garment’ as part of an exhibition produced by artist Peter Privett. Taking inspiration from the Passion, Peter worked with members of the community in a series of four workshops, to produce a fifth garment to contribute to the existing exhibition. Using colours and Biblical text which represented the emotional journey of Jesus to the Cross, the workshops aimed to challenge the community to think about how words from the Bible could be relevant to their everyday lives as well as to engage with one another both theologically and artistically. All garments were created from recycled fabrics donated from members of the community along with James Grove Button Factory in Halesowen and A. Khan Textiles in Saltley.