Art Exhibition in Sydney

  Thomas W Fox

  • 25 November 2012

The Jaredites Leaving Babel, by Albin Veselka.  Image courtesy of Church History Museum

“God’s purpose for the artist is to inspire, to give us visions of ourselves that we might not otherwise see, to make us better than we would have been. The world is better for the arts and righteous artists in it. In the quest to achieve greatness in artistic pursuits—whether in painting, dance, music, drama, film, sculpture, or the written word—we should always seek first to achieve God’s purposes. … Today, a number of Latter-day Saint artists from all fields, from writers and musicians to painters and performers, are beginning to help fill the world with goodness and truth.”

- Elder M. Russell Ballard

In the July “Ensign” of 1966 Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wrote the following:

“God’s purpose for the artist is to inspire, to give us visions of ourselves that we might not otherwise see, to make us better than we would have been. The world is better for the arts and righteous artists in it. In the quest to achieve greatness in artistic pursuits—whether in painting, dance, music, drama, film, sculpture, or the written word—we should always seek first to achieve God’s purposes. … Today, a number of Latter-day Saint artists from all fields, from writers and musicians to painters and performers, are beginning to help fill the world with goodness and truth.”

The Church in Australia has for several years now held a print art exhibition in conjunction with its traditional Sydney Temple Christmas lights. This year the event has been extended nationwide to also include an exhibition of original Australian Latter-day Saint art.

This ground breaking event has provided an exciting opportunity for local Latter-day Saint artists to submit their work within their own community.

The exhibitions will be displayed in Buckland House, Carlingford commencing on the 1st and ending on the 25th of December, open between 7.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m.

Works being displayed include traditional quilting, paintings and photographic art.

The general public are very welcome.