Isle of Man Steam Packet Company supports thought-provoking exhibition


Thanks to the support of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, more than 50 works are on display at six venues around the Isle of Man.

Awakening - The Methodist Modern Art Collection – is continuing until Sunday 17th June at Ramsey Methodist Church, St German’s Cathedral in Peel, Colby Methodist Church and the Promenade Methodist Church in Douglas.

There are also a limited number of works on show at Ballagarey Methodist Church in St Marks and St. Andrew's United Reform Church in Douglas.

The free-to-attend exhibition depicting biblical themes and narrative offers a modern (early 20th century to present day) interpretation of some familiar stories, and has been visited by local school groups, organisations and island artists.

It's the first time the touring exhibition, opened on the island last month by Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney, has visited Manx shores in its 50-year history.

The Steam Packet Company has supported the organisers, the Methodist Church in the Isle of Man, by assisting with the cost of travel to and from the island.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘Awakening is a thought-provoking collection of paintings and a unique display of art which has toured the UK and abroad since its inception more than 50 years ago.

‘It is a real privilege to have it here on the island and we are pleased to have been able to help with the visit before it continues its tour in Norfolk, Cheshire and Dublin later this year.’

The Anglican Church and the Isle of Man Arts Council have also made donations to help bring the British Methodist Church owned art collection to the island.