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Lecture / Art as a Compass towards the Future - Mark Patrick Hederman
Tuesday 20 June 2017, 7.00 - 8.00pm / Lecture Room
Benedictine monk and writer Mark Patrick Hederman address the role artists can play in the future. Hederman draws on his scholarship of art and psychology and living a monastic life in the 21 century, Hederman discusses his proposition that art is its own kind of religion and therefore is prophetic.
Programmed as part of the IMMA: As Above, So Below - Talk Series (13 April – 27 August), exploring the role of spirituality and transcendence in our contemporary lives.
Mark Patrick Hederman, OSB, former Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, County Limerick, Ireland, is a Benedictine monk and writer. His doctorate degree, from the National University of Ireland, is in the philosophy of education. He taught for many years at Glenstal Abbey where he was for a time headmaster of the school. He comes from Ballingarry, Co. Limerick, second son in a family of four. He helped found the cultural journal, The Crane Bag, with Richard Kearney. They edited this journal from 1976 to 1985. Publications include: Kissing the Dark ; Manikon Eros; Anchoring the altar; Symbolism; The Boy in the Bubble [published by Veritas House from 2002 to 2012]; The Haunted Inkwell; Tarot: Talisman or Taboo?; Walkabout: Life as Holy Spirit; Underground Cathedrals; and Dancing with Dinosaurs; [all published by Columba Press from 2001 to 2012]. His latest book, The Opal and the Pearl, was published by Columba Press in April 2017.