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Featured Artist

Our current featured artist is Julie Cockburn.  Julie lives and works in London. She studied at Chelsea College of Art and Central St Martins College of Art and Design. She has exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe and the United States. Her work is included in the collections of Yale Center for British Art, The Wellcome Collection, British Land and Goss-Michael Foundation as well as numerous private collections. Julie was exhibited as part of the Salon Art Prize 2010 and selected from a shortlist of 65 artists for the Selectors’ prize.  The image used in our header, and shown here, is called Twins (2011, oils, plastic beads and embroidery thread on canvas).  Visit her website for more images and for more information.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 6, 2011 7:47 pm

    This was a remarkably irenic and helpful series. The challenge of Laurel Gasque is well taken – Rookmaaker was no American. However, it also raises the question as to what a uniquely American approach might look like after Schaeffer. Taylor Worley addressed this when he mentioned that the Rookmaaker trajectory has led in several directions.

    The worst possible approach – which this symposium did not take – would be to infight, articulating a defensive Reformed position, or worse, carving out competing territories within that position. Thank you for showing us a more promising way forward.

  2. Jim Watkins permalink*
    March 7, 2011 6:43 am

    Matthew, thank you for your kind words. I too think Laurel’s challenge regarding Rookmaaker and Schaeffer is an important one, and I hope that someone takes it up in more depth. I’m glad that you didn’t find the week to be an example of evangelical or reformed “infighting.” I am hopeful that the week has helped us to discern a little better what Rookmaaker’s influence has been, and maybe because of this week more poeple will read his work.


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