Thoughts on Faith + Art

Sputnik Faith and Arts We’re keeping our online exhibitions alive – join in and submit your work

Wed 11 Aug, 2021

We’re keeping our online exhibitions alive – join in and submit your work

We can't wait for in-person events and real-life galleries - but Sputnik director Jonny Mellor explains why we'll be keeping some digital services alive

Sputnik Faith and Arts Explore our virtual gallery for the 2021 Online Catalyst Festival

Mon 24 May, 2021

Explore our virtual gallery for the 2021 Online Catalyst Festival

Visit 'The Year That Wasn't', a collection of work from Sputnik artists spanning the last year of our community life.

Sputnik Faith and Arts Get six months’ free listing in the new Christian Creative Directory

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.

Sputnik Faith and Arts 2020 by Artists: An emotional response to lockdown

Mon 21 Dec, 2020

2020 by Artists: An emotional response to lockdown

Jazz musician Max Roach noted that "the artist is like a secretary... he keeps a record of his time." In our 'in the rough' exhibition, several artistic secretaries, from in and around our network, kept a record of 2020 for us.

Sputnik Faith and Arts After the Year of Not Gathering, art is more important than ever

Fri 18 Dec, 2020

After the Year of Not Gathering, art is more important than ever

2020 was meant to be the year of the Gathering for Sputnik. Instead, it’s been the year of not gathering for all of us! Jonny breaks down one thing that he's learnt in the carnage of 2020.