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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Do you hear the Tui call the Huia in the trees

June 2, 2014

In the weeks before she died my grandmother saw a Ruru in her room, an owl I believed this was a good omen a messenger.  My grandmother also saw lots of people come to visit her, people that most others didn’t see.  But it was the Tuis heard by my sister around our grandmother’s house […]

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Listening for a silenced song.

April 18, 2014

It is not often you get called a degenerate, disgusting, unholy and unchristian all in one go but that is what happened to me a few weeks ago after I had given a talk about my art and its connection with my faith.     Seems some people don’t like difference of experience or opinion […]

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A Long Slow Night Walk Home.

September 19, 2013

  A Long Slow Night Walk Home. In 2004 I made the decision to relinquish full-time parish ministry to focus on what I believed I should be developing – an art ministry.    I had sensed even before I was ordained to the priesthood that I was a round peg with no hole within the Church […]

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Neon Jungle

July 28, 2013

NEON JUNGLE Far from the highways that scar her body she wears his Halo runs into the never   These lands are young where waters kiss sacred creatures eternal masses   Fires cool the tempted flames dance divine our thoughts arise serpents from the abyss   In the setting distance sacred ones circle feathered hearts […]

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Open Studio – SouthWest Art Festival

June 8, 2013

  I will be showing work from my recent artist residency in Peru.  Work will be for sale and 10% of all sales will be donated between Saint Saviour’s Church, Pimlico, London and San Roque de Cumbaza School, San Martin, Peru.   You can see more about the SouthWest Festival here

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The Black Robin

June 2, 2013

  The Black Robin and Archangel Michael The Black Robin lives in the Chatham Islands off the east coast of Aotearoa, New Zealand and like many birds they have had an immense struggle to survive as a species.   The Black Robin had succumbed to the introduction of pests like rats and along with the […]

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Aguaje – Fire in the Belly

April 1, 2013

Artist Residency Sachaqa Art Centre Peruvian Amazon. 2013 The fruit Aguaje with its strange reptilian skin is often found sold in Peruvian towns and villages in the Amazon.  It is also made into juice and ice cream.  The spines of the Aguaje tree are said to be used in brews by sorcerers to see devils […]

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Cosmic Snakes and Ladders

February 2, 2013

The jungle speaks in so many ways! So what were my intentions for travelling to the Amazon, Peru?  I left the leafy suburbs of West Hampstead early December flying first to the U.S where I spent a wonderful month in California which included leading an art workshop for the festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

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I Heard the Trees Sing and the Stars Laugh

June 22, 2012

Dear Friends, “I Heard the Trees Sing and the Stars Laugh” A collection of writings and art work in full colour by Regan O’Callaghan. £9.95 (not including postage or packaging) Please click on the image below to purchase a copy. Many thanks Regan  

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