The Our Father is chanted aloud by the Superior, each day at the end of Lauds and Vespers

Anne Noble, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Tyburn, London, England, Great Britain in 1988.
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About the Work
From the Series "In the presence of Angels- Photographs of Contemporary life" 56 photographs."Two primary raw materials of photography, time and light, also happen to be two concepts central to the monastic life. Anne Noble's exhibition, In the presence of angels, which has been touring New Zealand for the last two years, captures the reality inhabited by the Benedictine nuns of Tyburn Convent, near the centre of London, and also illuminates the photo-artist's own practice. Nobles exposures reflect the nun's preoccupation with transcending the materiality and temporality of existence. In a catalogue essay to the show, Mother M. Xavier McMonagle describes her monastic vocation as a "spiritual dance between time and eternity"*. Photography is, in its own way, also a dance or transaction between time and timelessness. Its objective, like the liturgical life, can be "to sanctify time and all human activity"**" by Gregory O'Brien. Article ' Silent Films', in 'Illusions'. pg 36. See Loan file.
*In the presence of Angels, Exhibition catalogue, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, 1989, pp7-10.
**Ibid
This record represents a work in a series and has related works.
Measurements
Image 132 x 201mm
Frame 482 x 585 mm
Media
silver toned gelatin photograph on paper
Description
From the series of 56 photographs: "In the presence of Angels- Photographs of Contemporary life". Black and white image of a row of nuns praying inside a church. One has her arms raised, the rest have their palms pressed together in an attitude of prayer.
Credit Line
On long term loan to the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui
Collection Type
Loans
Acquisition Date
1991

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Accession Number:
L1991/23/16

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