A primer on faith and the arts from hyperrealist painter Alastair Gordon

Watch Alastair's interview at Catalyst Festival on the value of Christians in the arts

Fri 07 Sep, 2018

We were incredibly fortunate to have the hyper-talented hyperrealist painter Alastair Gordon representing Sputnik as the ‘Resident Artist’ at this year’s Catalyst Festival.

Aside from his mind-blowing exhibition, talks and workshops, Alastair (or Ally, as he’s known) gave an interview on the main stage, alongside Sputnik’s Jonny Mellor – which served as a great primer for the relationship between faith and art, and why that connection is a wholly good thing.

Ally has, presumably, spent years answering these kinds of questions – and years genuinely working out the answers in his thinking and practice. He’s a great public speaker – you can read a great introduction to one of his lectures, here – and of course, the Scottish accent doesn’t hurt in smoothing over these topics.

Watch the 10 minute interview, below, for a succinct and satisfying reminder of why Christians are a valuable force in the arts.