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Student Showcase Archive

Christopher Minchin

MA work

MA work

  • Make straight the paths. Build a highway.

    Make straight the paths. Build a highway., 2013
    Sand, church organ

  • I Wanted To Touch God's Finger

    I Wanted To Touch God's Finger
    Video still

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  • Make straight the paths. Build a highway.
  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Sculpture, 2014

  • The Office of Public Ritual designs bespoke secular rituals for personal, group or public use. Some examples of possible rituals include:

    Civil unions, weddings or anniversaries; divorce/separation,reconciliation; opening/closing events (sports, corporate AGMs, festivals, parades, lighting, etc.; rites of passage: graduation ceremonies, significant birthdays, puberty parties; good luck or bon voyage occasions; new home /new business; naming; marking loss or grief: memorials and vigils; marking change: emotional, physical, social; illness/recovery; child adoption or birth; marking success or failure; friendship; observing seasons or time: midwinter,  midsummer, astronomical phenomena (eclipses of sun or moon, aurora, meteor shower); coming out or any form of self-disclosure; developing a daily or yearly routine; birthday or non-birthdays; closure / moving on.

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  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University, 2011; Certificate of Higher Education, Theology, Durham University, 2006
  • Experience

  • Co-director, Office of Public Ritual, London, (current); Arts director, Moot, St Mary Aldermary, City of London, (current); Artist in residence, St Matthew's Westminster, 2011-12; Floating Islands, Residency, London, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Make straight the Paths. Build a highway (solo show), St Mary Aldermary Church, London, 2013; Technopolis, Departure Foundation, London, 2014; You Don't Know What You Don't Know, 4-7 Sudrey Street, London, 2013; Backfill, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; Symbl-01 (group show), St Matthew's Westminster, London, 2012; Easter Garden: Collaboration with the Students of St Matthew's CofE Primary School, Westminster Abbey, 2012; Babel (solo show), Holy Trinity Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2011; Jacob's Ladder (solo show), St James and St Basil's, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2011