Paint Brush to Understanding

Art and Religion

This project began last year on Zoom at two international conferences, where participants painted religious or spiritual icons and symbols and then discussed what those objects meant to them in the context of their faith and culture. Our program has grown and this year we are excited to be welcoming different artists, of different faiths, to talk about their art, how it has developed and what it means to them religiously, spiritually, and culturally. The Workshop Our guest artist VICTOR MAJZNER will share his journey in making Jewish art, Painting the Torah, and more. Afternoon tea, conversation and a painting session will follow. Please bring your paints, pencils, and paper and allow yourself to enjoy a new experience. Materials are available for anyone who needs. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Since 1971 Victor Majzner has held over 50 solo exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand. Majzner’s work is represented in most National, State, Regional, University and Corporate collections in Australia. In July 2008 Majzner launched his long awaited Painting the Torah exhibition and accompanying limited edition (750) book of the same title. This project comprises of paintings depicting all of the 54 parshot of the Torah. This is a historic first: for the first time in the history of art has the Torah been painted so comprehensively and for the first time from a Jewish perspective. About this Program Join our face-to-face workshop exploring art and religion Artist Victor Majzner PAINTBRUSH TO UNDERSTANDING invites you for an afternoon with Background Painting: 'Painting the Torah' by Dr Victor Majzner When & Where Friday, 6th of May 2022 from 12:30-3:30 Impact for Women, 14 George Street, Sandringham, VIC For inquiries and to RSVP by Wednesday 4th of May for Catering Purposes please contact: OR PAINTBRUSH TO UNDERSTANDING is brought to you by: Progressive Judaism Victoria & The Council of Christians and Jew Victoria

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Welcome to the blog. With Gesher currently suspended, we will be sharing online articles here in the theme of Gesher, and we hope that soon we can publish these and others in a new version of Gesher. 


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