Our Lady Untier of Knots

by Regan O'Callaghan on September 11, 2017

Over three years ago I was commissioned to paint this icon by a friend in Canada.   The image of Our Lady is apparently one of Pope Francis’ favourites.  My journey with this icon was intense with much soul searching and contemplation. Having completed and delivered the icon its message still speaks and in many […]

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World Water Day 22nd March 2017

by Regan O'Callaghan on March 2, 2017

Water Stations In celebration of World Water Day 22nd March I am curating an exhibition of art by fellow alumni from Chelsea College.  Artists: Michelangelo Arteaga, Kelise Franclemont, Marilyn Collins with Annalouise Oakland, Marcela Montoya Turnill, James Pimperton. Private View: Sunday 19th March at noon Please RSVP reganenquiry@outlook.com Exhibition Open: 20th March – 31st March […]

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A Year of Mercy

January 14, 2017

Our Lord of Mercy Tempera and gold leaf 21 cm x 30 cm 2016 Early 2016 Monsignor Roger Reader, Head Chaplain for Prison Chaplaincy in England and Wales commissioned me to write an icon to commemorate The Year of Mercy promoted by Pope Francis.  This icon shows Jesus represented as the Pantokrator the All Knowing or All […]

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Icon Painting Course – Emmanuel Church West Hampstead

December 28, 2016

I am leading an icon painting course starting January 2017. It will be held in the recently renovated Emmanuel Church West Hampstead which now has wonderful new community space and underfloor heating! The class begins the 28th January 2017 and is for adults with any artistic ability or none! Cost is £250 with all materials […]

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Connect:Katowice London Exhibition

December 1, 2016

  Press Release! Connect: London Katowice! British artists: Paul Abbott, Marilyn Collins, Sarah Faulkner, Kelise Franclemont, Joseph Lichy, Regan O’Callaghan, Shadi Mahsa, Alex Roberts, Jonathan Slaughter, Laura Solomons, Louise Wheeler, Adam Zoltowski. Polish artists: Mariusz Maslanka, Ewa Kozera, Magdalena Sierpinska, Karina Kaluza, Monika Mysiak, Wojtek Kazimierczak, Joanna Zdzienicka, Aga Piotrowska, Marcin Czarnopys, Agata Lezuch, Agata […]

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Long Island Residency – The Gift of Hospitality.

August 1, 2016

On my first Sunday at Trinity – St John Church, in the Diocese of Long Island a little girl from the congregation gave me a dandelion after the morning service.   It was a simple and beautiful gesture one which I found rather moving. This little act of kindness reminded me of a sermon preached by […]

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Art and Religion in the 21st Century – Aaron Rosen

February 25, 2016

I am pleased and honoured to be included in this thought provoking and comprehensive book.  Written by Aaron Rosen Lecturer in Sacred Traditions and Art at Kings College London and published by Thames and Hudson the book includes work by Ai Wei Wei, Chris Ofili, Jacqueline Nichols and more. “The relationship between art and religion […]

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Contemporary Art, autonomy and a theory of sustainability.

January 4, 2015

INTRODUCTION   “Almost everyone seems to agree that the times in which art tried to establish its autonomy – successfully or unsuccessfully – are over.” (Groys. 2010 p. 39) “There can be no viable future for the world of human occupation unless it is able to sustain its inter-dependant condition of existence.” (Fry. 2009 p.41) […]

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Ghost of Gone Birds

October 12, 2014

I am very pleased and honoured to be a participant in this project. Ghost of Gone Birds The Camden Migration Festival The Forge 3 – 7 Delancey St,  Camden, London NW1 7NL. 26th September – end October click here for details  “Te Aroha o te Koreke” “For the love of the New Zealand Quail” Whiti […]

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I am the House the House is Me

June 15, 2014

The 9th June 2014 I am surrounded by 90 school children.  We are visiting Hinemihi a Maori Meeting House in Clandon Park, Surrey, U.K.   For the past year I have been artist in-residence at a Church of England Primary in West London leading an religious education and art project to build new prayer stations […]

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