Sunday 22nd April - Monday 23rd April
Description:Affinity - an exhibition of spiritually inspired paintings by Lisa Kilty from Saturday 21st - 28th April. The exhibition includes strong female icons, ‘The Annunciation ‘ and a large triptych called ‘The Reappropriation of St George’, ‘two years in the making, claiming him back from the far right where he has been misappropriated.
Chance to meet the artist! - Lisa will be attending the exhibition Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April to answer any questions and discuss her inspirations.
Means a connection , empathy, attraction or bond with a person , idea or object. In
the sense of this exhibition it is the affinity we feel for certain shared ideas, beliefs,
images and experiences. That which cannot be put into words but can be expressed
through paint. The affinity with life and the journey we are all on. Paintings are
windows to the soul and like meditations: they need time, space and contemplation
to let their impact be felt.
This is an exhibition of spiritually inspired paintings including work created especially
for the Cathedral such as Ruth ( inspired by a recent visit to Wells) to add to a body of
work of strong female icons. Joseph of Arimathea and St Michael are paintings
inspired by a recent sketching trip I made exploring the local landscape and holy
figures associated with it. There are descriptions next to the paintings giving further
Several years ago I became moved by the plight and misunderstanding of our
national symbol and how he has been misappropriated by the far right. I decided to
claim him back. I wrote to the Archbishop of York with my idea and he wrote back
giving me encouragement and his blessing. After two years intensive work, I have
completed a triptych called the Re-appropriation of St George; claiming him back as a
symbol of integrity, diversity and unity. What is lesser known is that he is a symbol of
many countries and peoples. St George’s origins lie in the East and he is said to be of
Syrian descent. I have explored the deeper themes associated with him and his
connection to our shared universal human experiences across the world.
Affinity has been several years in the making. The process has been creative, inspired,
at times arduous and ultimately fulfilling. I hope you will be moved by the exhibition
and the great sense of presence of the Cathedral.
I ask: What do you feel an affinity for?
To watch a short film of Lisa's Art Process and ‘the Re-appropriation of St George’ go to: