‘Light of the Heartline’ exhibition

‘Light of the Heartline’ exhibition

1st May – 2nd June


This exhibition is by local artist Kisa.  It explores the beauty, mystery and wonder of life and aims to: “Lift people up, refresh their spirit, make them feel positive and brave, and connect them with the source of creation.”

When recently visiting the New Room, Kisa was really taken with the work, life and teachings of John Wesley and the way he tirelessly campaigned for social justice; the practical steps he took to relieving the suffering of ordinary people by visiting and listening to the poor; establishing schools; and offering medical advice to all through publications such as the Primitive Physic.  Kisa felt that John Wesley was making positive efforts to make the world a better place and was inspired by one of his quotes–

“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion?

Without all doubt we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.”

About her work, Kisa says–

‘We live in difficult, confusing, troubled, deceitful and corrupt times and it is easy for people to become lost, depressed and bored.  I want these paintings to be like a positive fire on the wall, speaking to the subconscious and connecting us all to what is real and what is true, to what is bright, light and alive.  I see these paintings, as in the ancient Celtic tradition, providing “covering” (protection, encouragement and inspiration) for future generations.’

The Light of the Heartline exhibition will be exhibited until Saturday 2nd June.


A bit about the artist –
KISA is a self-taught, imaginative artist, painting in top grade oils on hardboard, canvas and on walls.


Exhibitions at the New Room –
Exhibitions in the New Room cafe must be reflective of ideas and themes which we explore in the New Room Chapel and Museum such as faith, belief, social justice, equality, education and fairness.

If you would like to have an exhibition in our café please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Lucie Connors, by emailing community@newroombristol.org.uk or calling 0117 926 4740.






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