Artist Garth Bayley began his year as Artist in Residence at St John’s in July 2012. Over the year he painted pictures of many of the events that took place at the church, portraits of clergy, members of the congregation, and others who use the Church, as well as painting several pictures that were a response to the church building or to the Christian message that it preaches. He also created several sculptures and cooperated with Keely Mills to find artists for the Art @Advent project. During Lent he gave an evening talk in the church about his work during the year, and his picture View from the Cross inspired one of Canon Ian Black’s sermons! At the end of his year his work was exhibited in the City Gallery at Peterborough Museum. After the exhibition the portraits were given to those depicted, and most of the remaining works were put up for sale in a silent online auction which raised over £400.
You can find many of the works Garth created by scrolling through the website’s “Artist in Residence” blog posts.