Encounters is a groundbreaking project developed by artist Nicola Green.
For the past decade, Green has been a witness to meetings of religious leaders around the world, from the UK to Italy, Israel, Egypt, Qatar, India, and the United States. She has had the privilege to meet with Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Sikh, Baha'i, Jain, Confucian, Humanist, Shinto, and indigenous leaders. Along the way, she won the confidence of figures including former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Pope Francis, former Grand Mufti of Egypt Ali Gomaa, Emeritus Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the Dalai Lama.
An exhibition of over 50 portraits of the world’s global faith figures - is accompanied by an academic book Encounters: The Art of Interfaith Dialogue.
The exhibition is also supported by the St Martin-in-the Fields Autumn Lecture Series.
The exhibition launches at St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square on the 17th September 2018 and will conclude on the 19th November 2018.