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The Shadow and The Real

The Bible and Painting Symposium
Manchester Art Gallery

Saturday 22 September 2007

This interdisciplinary symposium (with speakers drawn from the world of Biblical Studies, Art History and Literature) explores different ways in which the viewer can engage creatively with the subject matter of a range of biblical paintings in the Manchester Art Gallery.

The symposium begins at 10 am and ends at 4.30 pm, and is open to members of the public, students, and academics. There will be lectures followed by workshops exploring biblical paintings in the gallery, such as Holman Hunt’s The Shadow of Death, Madox Brown’s Work, Stanhope’s Eve, and Pickersgill’s Samson Betrayed.


Normal admission fee (including morning coffee and afternoon tea) £20.
Students and unwaged (including morning coffee and afternoon tea) £10.
The number of participants has to be restricted, so please book as early as possible.

There is no booking form.
Cheques should be made payable to the University of Wales, Lampeter, and sent no later than 31 August to:

Dr. Martin O’Kane
University of Wales, Lampeter
SA48 7ED

Enquires to:
Tel. 01570 424866

The symposium is organised jointly by the Centre for the Bible and the Visual Imagination and the Centre for Studies in the Visual Culture of Religion. It is funded with the assistance of the British Academy.

Centre for Studies in the Visual Culture of Religion

Further Details | Symposium Speakers | Manchester Art Gallery

Oil painting by William Holman Hunt.
William Holman Hunt, The Shadow of Death, 1869–73
Image © Manchester City Art Gallery