In an increasingly secular society Threesixteen wishes to reach out to challenge individuals and engage them through art and photography in the discussion of faith. Threesixteen seeks to nurture an active and credible Christian presence within the arts by providing a challenging programme of high quality exhibitions, talks and discussions.
The Norwegian Church Arts Centre is a landmark building situated in Cardiff Bay. Formerly a Church for Norwegian Sailors, the iconic building dates back to the industrial revolution, when Cardiff Docks was the world’s greatest exporter of coal. Today the renovated Norwegian Church looks out over the waterfront and provides a cultural centre, art gallery and café.
Since 2003 Threesixteen photographer Lathan Ball has supported, photographed and filmed Counties evangelist Clive Cornish’s unique walks, runs and climbs. During these amazing journeys Clive carried a 12ft x 6ft wooden cross and his extraordinary adventures have included ascents of Britain’s highest mountains and a forty day walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End.
In the Bible the number 40 is often associated with times of testing, trial and preparation. Threesixteen is assembling 40 photographs to be displayed with a complementary Bible verse. The exhibition is being designed to take viewers on a challenging, encouraging and uplifting journey.
While photographing and filming Clive’s walks, runs and climbs grew the idea of employing photography and film to produce new and engaging multimedia Bible studies. The first series of four studies is called “They said it was impossible” and develops themes inspired by real events that occurred during Clive’s unique journeys. The Bible studies can be accessed online or downloaded from Threesixteen’s shop.
The “Online Bible Studies” are accessible from a laptop, tablet or Smartphone and launch a new m-learning (mobile-learning) programme. M-learning is viewed as the teaching tool of the future and Threesixteen believes the development of m-Bible studies and the presentation of the Gospel in this readily accessible format will encourage and support Bible study and life transformation. The new “Online Bible Studies” will be available free to Christians and non-Christians attending the “Forty Days and Forty Nights” exhibition in the Norwegian Church.
The exhibition is supported by Threesixteen and a grant from Catalydd. However, further funds are required to cover the cost of venue hire, printing, framing and the development of the “Online Bible Studies”. If you would like to support this work please download the Bible studies, make a donation or contact us using the links below. Thank you.