Explore our virtual gallery for the 2021 Online Catalyst Festival

Sputnik as a project was born out of the Catalyst network of churches, and the bi-annual Catalyst Festival has often been an opportunity for us to showcase Sputnik artists, through exhibitions, workshops and performances.

This year, with the Catalyst Festival taking place online, we’ve put together a virtual gallery of work created by artists in/around the Sputnik network. Most of the work has been created over the course of the last year; some of it tackles the pandemic directly, as artists reflected emotionally, searched for meaning in the chaos, and looked ahead to new things. Other pieces don’t address the pandemic in themselves but were created in moments of stillness, stress, inspiration, or frustration.

The Year That Wasn’t

You can use the menu button in the top-right corner of the gallery to view in fullscreen – or alternatively, open the gallery in its own browser window.

Click on an individual piece of work, and click the ‘i’ button to see more details about that piece, including the artist’s website.

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Wed 28 Apr, 2021

Get six months’ free listing in the new Christian Creative Directory

A great opportunity for any freelancers looking to find work in the Christian sphere

Sputnik Faith and Arts To keep the arts alive, we need a lot more imagination

Tue 13 Apr, 2021

To keep the arts alive, we need a lot more imagination

The arts were uniquely unprepared for the pandemic, but the biggest issues have existed for decades. We need some radical reinvention, for the sake of our society's common life.

Sputnik Faith and Arts Are you a patron, or a consumer?

Wed 24 Feb, 2021

Are you a patron, or a consumer?

How we engage with art makes an impact on artists and their industries. If we all act as 'consumers', the consequences could be dire.

Sputnik Faith and Arts Don’t patronise artists by not patronising artists

Fri 05 Feb, 2021

Don’t patronise artists by not patronising artists

When it comes to church and art, there is certainly a disconnect regarding money. Although this is only one of many reasons churches and artists often miss each other, it is an important one.

Sputnik Faith and Arts 2020 by Artists: Looking forward to new things

Wed 23 Dec, 2020

2020 by Artists: Looking forward to new things

Jonny finishes off his reflections on 2020 with four more artworks from around the Sputnik network that all look beyond the trials of today and draw us into a better tomorrow.

Sputnik Faith and Arts 2020 by Artists: Searching for meaning in the chaos

Tue 22 Dec, 2020

2020 by Artists: Searching for meaning in the chaos

Artists don’t just document events, they seek out the meaning that lies behind those events. Jonny presents three more pieces from our 'in the rough' exhibition that looked to get under the skin of 2020.