Freshly Brought is a forum that was established in 2014 by a small group of creatively-minded people, whose common ground was their love for Jesus, and the church family they belong to.
They had noticed with some sadness, that the ‘state’ of art within the church has become diminished – renegaded to cute depictions of wishy- washy spiritual concepts. Censored to pretty pictures.... real crowd pleasers.
The vision began to stir for art to take its rightful place within the church again, for it’s worth to be re-established. Thus a forum was created for the authentic representation of art within the church. A true expression of a connection to God.
The aim of the exhibition and festival at large is to allow artists who walk with God to express themselves freely... trusting the work of the Holy Spirit in and through their lives and work. And for those who both know, and do not know God to be drawn in. For their souls to be exposed to artistic expressions which say, “we know pain, we know suffering, we know dark places, discouragements, bitterness. But we have a Great Hope.”