GAPS ARTS EVENTS, 2017

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82

Sun., 5 Mar.

7.00 pm

FACING WEST: THE RHETORIC OF MEDIEVAL CHURCH FRONTS
JOHN LEWIS

MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE

83

Sun., 2 Apr.

7.00 pm

THE TRANSITIONAL VILLA: DECAY OF A NEW ZEALAND ICON
OR A HINT OF SOMETHING NEW?

TONY BARNES

CITY & TOWN
ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL

84

Sun., 30 Apr.

7.00 pm

MARGERY KEMPE AND HER BOOK
MICHAEL WRIGHT

EARLY & MEDIEVAL WORKS

85

Sun., 21 May

7.00 pm

PLACES FULL OF TIME
MURRAY RAE

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS
CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE

86

Sun. 18 June

7.00 pm

THE NORTH HOKIANGA ARCHITECTURE OF BELONGING
TONY WATKINS

EARLY N.Z. CHURCHES
LAND & HOME

 

Sun., 16 July

 

THE JULY MEETING IS CANCELLED
(MICHAEL HURST)

 

87

Sun., 13 Aug. 

7.00 pm

KAITIAKITANGA. EARTH-CENTRED ARCHITECTURE
TONY WATKINS

LAND & HOME
CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE  

88

Sun. 10 Sept. 

7.00 pm

COMING HOME TO OURSELVES
CAROLYN KELLY

LAND & HOME
CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE  

89

Sun., 1 Oct. 

7.00 pm

HILANDAR IN HINDSIGHT: A MONASTERY ON MT ATHOS
MICHAEL MILOJEVIC

MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS

90

Sun. 22 Oct. 

7.00 pm

AN 1840's SKETCHBOOK FROM AN ARCHIVE IN ROME
MERVYN DUFFY

LAND & HOME

91

Sun. 12 Nov.

7.00 pm

J. S. BACH: THE MIRACLE YEARS 1723-1727
WARREN PRESTIDGE

HOME PAGE

92

Sun., 10 Dec. 

7.00 pm

THE INCARNATION: INSIGHTS AND IMPLICATIONS
JOHN LEWIS
 

MEDIEVAL MIND & THEOLOGY
TOPICS IN THEOLOGY & ETHICS

GAPS ARTS EVENTS, 2016

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71

Sun., 21 Feb.
      & 28 Feb.

 

7.00 pm

AN INTRODUCTION TO DANTE’S PARADISO
WARREN PRESTIDGE

READING DANTE
MEDIEVAL MIND & THEOLOGY

Mondays,
    29 Feb. to
    20 June

7.30 pm

READING DANTE'S COMMEDIA: PART 3, PARADISO
A weekly course led by JOHN LEWIS

READING DANTE
MEDIEVAL MIND & THEOLOGY

72

Sun., 20 Mar.

7.00 pm

THE CHURCH OF SAN CLEMENTE IN ROME, AND ITS APSE MOSAIC
MERV DUFFY

MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS
MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE

73

Sun., 24 Apr.

7.00 pm

THE NATURE OF RATIONAL TRUTH IN MATHEMATICS AND THEOLOGY
WILF MALCOLM

ACADEMY & LEARNING
TOPICS IN THEOLOGY & ETHICS

74

Sun., 15 May

7.00 pm

FREEDOM AND LAW IN ARCHITECTURE AND IN THE MORAL LIFE  
MURRAY RAE

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS
CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE

75

Sun., 12 June

7.00 pm

CITY OF TIMBER: THE ORIGINS AND VALUE OF AUCKLAND’S 
EARLY SUBURBS

TONY BARNES

CITY & TOWN
ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL

76

Sun., 17 July

7.00 pm

THE BYZANTINE MONASTERY CHURCHES OF BUCOVINA AND THEIR MURALS
MARIA OANA PAGU

MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS
MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE

77

Sun., 7 Aug.

7.00 pm

IS THIS THE PLACE? THE PROMISED LAND IN COLIN McCAHON'S PAINTINGS
JUDITH BROWN

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

78

Sun., 4 Sept.

7.00 pm

THE ARCHITECTURE OF VIRTUE AND THE ART OF THE VIRTUES 
JOHN LEWIS

MEDIEVAL MIND & THEOLOGY
TOPICS IN THEOLOGY & ETHICS

79

Sun., 2 Oct.

7.00 pm

SEAMLESS CONTINUITY: HEALING A BROKEN WORLD
TONY WATKINS

ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL
ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

80

Sun., 30 Oct.

7.00 pm

HURST ALL ABOUT HAMLET
MICHAEL HURST

EARLY & MEDIEVAL WORKS
 

81

Sun., 20 Nov.

7.00 pm

WHY BE VIRTUOUS IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE?
DAVID BURT

TOPICS IN THEOLOGY & ETHICS

GAPS ARTS EVENTS, 2015

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58

Sun., 22 Feb.

7.00 pm

CORNERS OF ITALY WITH AN ARCHITECTURAL EYE
PETER SHEPPARD

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS
CITY, SOCIETY, CULTURE

--

Mondays,
2 Mar.  to 
19 Oct.

7.30 pm

READING DANTE’S COMMEDIA  (a weekly course)
JOHN LEWIS

READING DANTE

59

Sun., 22 Mar.

7.00 pm

ENVISIONING THE STATE OF THE WORLD IN LANGLAND’S PIERS PLOWMAN
STEPHANIE HOLLIS

EARLY & MEDIEVAL WORKS
MEDIEVAL MIND & THEOLOGY

60

Sun., 19 Apr.

7.00 pm

THE MEDIEVAL MASON’S CRAFT OF STONE VAULTING
GRAHAM STREZ

MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL

61

Sun., 17 May

7.00 pm

CHAUCER: THE PEOPLE OF THE PILGRIMAGE
MICHAEL WRIGHT

EARLY & MEDIEVAL WORKS
MEDIEVAL MIND & THEOLOGY

62

Sun., 7 June

7.00 pm

A FORETASTE OF HEAVEN: CONCEPTIONS OF THE CITY IN MEDIEVAL IMAGINATION
MURRAY RAE

CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE
MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS

63

Sun., 14 June

7.00 pm

—750th anniversary of Dante Alighieri—

VIRGIL IN  THE DIVINE  COMEDY
WARREN PRESTIDGE

DANTE IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES
CAROLYN KELLY

 

READING DANTE
EARLY & MEDIEVAL WORKS

READING DANTE
TWENTIETH CENTURY WORKS

D16

Mon., 15 June

7.30 pm

THE PIT OF THE CITY OF DIS (CANTOS 33-34 OF HELL)
JOHN LEWIS

READING DANTE

64

Sun., 21 June

7.00 pm

—750th anniversary of Dante Alighieri—

FROM HELL TO THE HEAVENLY CITY: DANTE'S POLITICAL THEOLOGY
RYAN BROWN-HAYSOM

PORTRAYALS OF THE DIVINE COMEDY IN ART
JOHN LEWIS

 

READING DANTE
MEDIEVAL MIND & THEOLOGY
 

READING DANTE
ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

D17

Mon., 22 June

7.30 pm

THE HEALTHFUL MOUNTAIN (CANTOS 1-2 OF PURGATORY)
JOHN LEWIS

READING DANTE

65

Sun., 12 July

7.00 pm

NOT WHAT YOU BUILD BUT HOW YOU BUILD
TONY WATKINS

ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL
CITY & SUBURBS

66

Sun., 9 Aug.

7.00 pm

THE ART CRITIQUE: COMPLEXITIES INFORMING THE EVALUATION OF CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICES
ELIZABETH BROOKBANKS

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

67

Sun., 6 Sept.

7.00 pm

EASTER DARKNESS: COLIN MCCAHON AND THE COLOUR BLACK
JUDITH BROWN

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

68

Sun., 4 Oct.

7.00 pm

CORNERS OF ITALY WITH AN ARCHITECTURAL EYE - PART 2
PETER SHEPPARD

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS
CITY, SOCIETY, & CULTURE

69

Sun., 1 Nov.

7.00 pm

THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY AS CRITIC AND CONSCIENCE
OF SOCIETY (YEAH RIGHT!)

WILF MALCOLM

ACADEMY & LEARNING
CITY, SOCIETY, & CULTURE

70

Sun., 6 Dec.
(note change)

 

7.00 pm

ARCHITECTURE OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE
TONY WATKINS

ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL
VERNACULAR BUILDING

GAPS ARTS EVENTS, 2014

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47

Sun., 23 Feb.

7.00 pm

ANAMNESIA – THE RESOLVE NEVER TO FORGET
TONY WATKINS

HOME PAGE
ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

48

Sun., 23 Mar.

7.00 pm

THE ALLIANCE BETWEEN ART AND ARCHITECTURE
ELIZABETH BROOKBANKS

ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL
ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

49

Sun., 27 Apr.

7.00 pm

SWEDISH MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
IVO HOLMQVIST

MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE

50

Sun., 25 May

7.00 pm

SWEDISH MODERN ARCHITECTURE
IVO HOLMQVIST

ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL
ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

51

Sun., 22 June

7.00pm

THE MORALITY OF CITIES: SIX CITIES IN RENAISSANCE ART AND LITERATURE
JOHN LEWIS

CITY, SOCIETY, & CULTURE
MEDIEVAL/RENAISSANCE VISUAL ARTS 

52

Wed., 23 July

7.30 pm

ARCHITECTURE, MEMORY, AND HOPE
MURRAY RAE

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS
TOPICS IN THEOLOGY

53

Sun., 17 Aug.

7.00 pm

IMAGINING THE STATE OF THE KINGDOM IN SOLOMON'S
SONG OF SONGS

JOHN LEWIS

EARLY & MEDIEVAL WORKS
TOPICS IN THEOLOGY
 

54

Sun., 21 Sept.

7.00 pm

THE MONK'S MIND, THE MASTER'S EYE, THE MASON'S HAND 
JOHN LEWIS

MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
 

55

Sun., 19 Oct.

7.00 pm

LEONARDO DA VINCI’S DESIGNS & LEGACY
ESTELLE MARÉ

ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL
CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE

56

Sun., 9 Nov.

7.00 pm

THE SOLACE OF FIERCE LANDSCAPES: DESERT SPIRITUALITY AND URBAN DWELLING
CAROLYN KELLY

EARLY & MEDIEVAL WORKS
CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE

57

Sun., 30 Nov.

7.00pm

A BLACK SUN': THE LATER POETRY OF EDITH SITWELL
JOHN LEWIS

TWENTIETH CENTURY WORKS
 

GAPS ARTS EVENTS, 2013

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35

Sun., 17 Feb.

7.00 pm

ENTERING AND EXITING EGYPT: ELECTION AND EXPECTATION
JOHN LEWIS

CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE
TOPICS IN THEOLOGY & ETHICS

36

Sun., 17 Mar.

7.00 pm

LIVING AND LEARNING WITH ART
WARWICK BROWN

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

37

Sun., 14 Apr.

7.00 pm

LAW AND LOVE
PROF. WARREN BROOKBANKS

TOPICS IN THEOLOGY & ETHICS

38

Sun., 19 May

7.00 pm

AUTHENTICITY AND ART
ELIZABETH BROOKBANKS

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS
TOPICS IN THEOLOGY & ETHICS

39

Sun., 16 June

7.00 pm

THE AUTHENTIC CITY
TONY WATKINS

CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE
ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

40

Fri., 21 June

7.30 pm

THE AUTHENTIC CITY—Repeat of Sun., 16 June
TONY WATKINS

CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE
ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

41

Sun., 14 July

7.00 pm

A CHARLES WILLIAMS NOVEL:
THE PLACE OF THE LION

PROF. STEPHANIE HOLLIS & DR REBECCA HAYWARD

CHARLES WILLIAMS
TWENTIETH CENTURY WORKS

42

Sun., 11 Aug.

7.00 pm

PICTURING NOAH’S ARK: A MEDIEVAL ALLEGORY OF HUMAN DESTINY
JOHN LEWIS

MEDIEVAL MIND & THEOLOGY
MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS

43

Sun., 1 Sept.

7.00 pm

CONSPICUOUS DISPLAY: STAIRWAYS HISTORICAL AND MODERN
PROF ESTELLE MARÉ

ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL

44

Sun., 6 Oct.

7.00 pm

LIGHT BEFORE THE ENLIGHTENMENT:
THE NUMIMOUS AND THE DIAPHANOUS

JOHN LEWIS

MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
MEDIEVAL THEOLOGY & LEARNING

45

Sun., 3 Nov.

7.00 pm

TIME AND ETERNITY
DAVID BURT

TOPICS IN THEOLOGY AND ETHICS

46

Sun., 1 Dec.

7.00 pm

LITTLE MEDIEVAL CHURCHES OF ENGLAND AND EUROPE
JOHN LEWIS

MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS

GAPS ARTS EVENTS, 2012

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22

Sun., 4 March

7.00 pm

BEAUTY AND BEATITUDE OF BACHES & CRIBS
JOHN LEWIS

BACH & CRIB BUILDING
COUNTRYSIDE & COASTS

23

Sun., 25 March

7.00 pm

A BACH IS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, NOT A BUILDING
TONY WATKINS

BACH & CRIB BUILDING
ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

24

Sun., 22 April

7.00 pm

RESILIENT BACHES SUSTAIN RESILIENT CULTURES
TONY WATKINS

BACH & CRIB BUILDING
ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

25

Sun., 13 May

7.00 pm

MIRROR OF CONTEMPLATION: NATURE IN MEDIEVAL CHURCHES
JOHN LEWIS

MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS
MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
MEDIEVAL THEOLOGY

26

Sun., 10 June

7.00 pm

BACHES & CRIBS IN A CHANGING CULTURE
JOHN LEWIS

BACH & CRIB BUILDING
COUNTRYSIDE & COASTS

27

Sun., 1 July

7.00 pm

A CHARLES WILLIAMS NOVEL: MANY DIMENSIONS
RUTH PETERSON

CHARLES WILLIAMS
TWENTIETH CENTURY WORKS

28

Sun., 29 July

7.00 pm

VERNACULAR VILLAGES; HUMANE HILLTOWNS, II
PETER SHEPPARD

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS
ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL

29

Fri., 24 Aug.

7.30 pm

A VIEWING OF 'BABETTE'S FEAST'
THE FILM

TWENTIETH CENTURY WORKS
(LITERATURE & POETRY)

30

Sun., 26 Aug.

7.00 pm

THE ROLE AND DESTINY OF THE ARTIST IN
'BABETTE'S FEAST'

PROF. ESTELLE MARÉ

TWENTIETH CENTURY WORKS
(LITERATURE & POETRY)

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

31

Sun., 23 Sept.

7.00 pm

A PLACE TO DWELL: ARCHITECTURE AND THE
CONSTRUCTION OF THEOLOGY

PROF. MURRAY RAE

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS
TOPICS IN THEOLOGY

32

Sun., 14 Oct.

7.00 pm

RE-FORMING BEAUTY: THEOLOGICAL SENSE AND
AESTHETIC SENSIBILITY

DR CAROLYN KELLY

TOPICS IN THEOLOGY
TWENTIETH CENTURY WORKS
(LITERATURE & POETRY)

33

Sun., 11 Nov.

7.00 pm

CASSIODORUS OF CALABRIA: THE COUNTRY HOUSE
AND MONASTICISM

DR MICHAEL WRIGHT

MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
MEDIEVAL THEOLOGY

--

Fri., 30 Nov.
Sat., 1 Dec.
Sun., 2 Dec.

12 noon
to 7 pm
daily

EXHIBITION OF WHIMSICAL PAINTINGS
BY
HARRY GOODWIN

BACH & CRIB BUILDING

34

Sun., 2 Dec.

7.00 pm

THE MEETING PLACE: A REVIEW OF GAPS ARTS 2012
JOHN LEWIS
ALSO: A CAPPELLA SPIRITUALS & GOSPEL SONGS

SEE HOME PAGE
SYNTHESIS OF THEMES

GAPS ARTS EVENTS, 2011

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10

Sun., 6. Feb.

7.00 pm

THE ROLE OF THE SECOND ARCHITECT ON A SIGNIFICANT BUILDING SITE
PROF. ESTELLE MARÉ

ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL
ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

11

Sun., 20 March

7.00 pm

CHARLES WILLIAMS - INCEPTION MEETING
PROF. STEPHANIE HOLLIS, & JOHN LEWIS

CHARLES WILLIAMS
POETRY & LITERATURE

12

Sun., 17 April

7.00 pm

MEDIEVAL CRAFTSMANSHIP
JOHN LEWIS

MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS

13

Sun., 15 May

7.00 pm

MEDIEVAL ARTIFICE
JOHN LEWIS

MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS

14

Sun., 29 May

7.00 pm

THE NOVELS OF CHARLES WILLIAMS
WAR IN HEAVEN
GLENYS YEOMAN

CHARLES WILLIAMS
POETRY & LITERATURE

15

Friday, 24 June

7.00 pm

A FLORENTINE FRESCO: THE EXPOSITION OF
WISDOM

JOHN LEWIS

MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS
ARCHITECTURE, ART, ETHICS
MEDIEVAL THEOLOGY

16

Sun., 24 July

7.00 pm

EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY GERMAN ART
ANTHONY BLASCHKE

ARCHITECTURE, ART ETHICS

17

Sun., 21 Aug.

7.00 pm

VERNACULAR VILLAGES; HUMANE HILLTOWNS
PETER SHEPPARD

VERNACULAR BUILDING
ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL

18

Sun., 18 Sept.

7.00 pm

1. THE PERFECT CITY: OF TIME, PLACE, & DEITY
JOHN LEWIS

CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE 
MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL

19

Friday, 14 Oct.

7.00 pm

2. THE IMAGE OF THE CITY: 20TH C. LITERATURE.
CHARLES WILLIAMS' NOVEL,
ALL HALLOWS EVE
STEPHANIE HOLLIS & MICHAEL WRIGHT

CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE 
POETRY & LITERATURE
CHARLES WILLIAMS

20

Sun., 13 Nov.

7.00 pm

3. THE UNIQUE CITY: THE CITY IN OUR MINDS
TONY WATKINS

CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE 
ARCHITECTURAL APPRASIAL

21

Sun., 4 Dec.

7.00 pm

4. JOY IN THE CITY: THE EIGHTH DAY
JOHN LEWIS

CITY, SOCIETY & CULTURE 
TOPICS IN THEOLOGY
ART, ARCHITECTURE, ETHICS

GAPS ARTS EVENTS, 2010

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5

Sun., 27 June

7:00 pm

PICTURING NOAH’S ARK IN A TREATISE OF HUGH OF ST-VICTOR
JOHN LEWIS

MEDIEVAL MIND & THEOLOGY
MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS

6

Sun., 1 August 7:00 pm LOVE MAKES A DIFFERENCE : LOVE EMBODIED IN BUILDINGS
TONY WATKINS

ARCHITECTURE, ARTS, ETHICS
TOPICS IN THEOLOGY & ETHICS

7

Sun., 31 Oct.

7:00 pm

A THEOLOGY OF WEAKNESS
JAMES HAY

TOPICS IN THEOLOGY & ETHICS
ACADEMY & CHRIST

8

Sun., 14 Nov.

7:00 pm

DURA EUROPOS IN 3RD C. SYRIA
MERV DUFFY

ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL

9

Sun., 28 Nov.

7:00 pm

THE JOURNEY OF THE MAGI IN ART
MERV DUFFY

MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS

GAPS ARTS EVENTS, 2005–09

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4

Sun., 30 Aug. 2009 7.30 pm GOOD CRAFTSMANSHIP
JOHN LEWIS
MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS

3

Tues., 8 Dec. 2009 7.30 pm TRUTHFUL ARTIFICE
JOHN LEWIS
MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
MEDIEVAL VISUAL ARTS

2

Sun., 30 Aug. 2008 7.30 pm DESIGN INTENTION IN THE ATHENIAN ACROPOLIS
ESTELLE MARÉ
ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL

1

Sun., 30 Aug. 2005 7.30 pm MNESIKLES, NOT A NEGLECTED BUT A MISUNDERSTOOD ARCHITECT
ESTELLE MARÉ
ARCHITECTURAL APPRAISAL