Methodist Art Collection exhibition – ‘Hope and Reconciliation’

Highlights of the Methodist Modern Art Collection reflecting the impact of war on artists from Edward Burra to Graham Sutherland.

Location: Christchurch Ilkley and Ben Rhydding Methodist church – venues 20a and 20b.

Opening times of exhibitions:

Ben Rhydding Methodist church (20a): 
11am – 5pm on all 4 days

Christchurch (20b):

Thursday – 11am – 5pm
Friday – 11am – 5pm
Saturday – 2pm – 5pm
Sunday – 2pm – 5pm



On display will be eight major examples of 20th. century British art including Edward Burra’s “The Pool of Bethesda”, influenced by seeing filmed scenes of the concentration camps at the end of the 2nd World War, William Robert’s “Crucifixion”, painted after his service as a war artist in the 1st World War, and Graham Sutherland’s “The Deposition”, influenced by photographs of the victims of Nazi concentration camps.

An illustrated lecture, ‘The Story of the Methodist Modern Art Collection’, will be given by Professor Ann Sumner, a trustee of the Collection, on Thursday October 5th at 7.30pm at Ben Rhydding Methodist Church (Venue 20a).

No need to book for the lecture. All welcome.