The Prince of Wales Visit Dr Irina Bradley’s ‘Metamorphosis’ Icon Exhibition

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The Prince of Wales and National Gallery Director Dr Gabriele Finaldi during a visit to view the 'Artemisia' and 'Titian: Love Desire Death' exhibitions at the National Gallery in London, on its first day of reopening following the second national coronavirus lockdown.

THE PRINCE OF WALES WILL VISIT DR IRINA BRADLEY’S ‘METAMORPHOSIS’ ICON EXHIBITION AT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, MAYFAIR 

Tuesday 1st February 2022

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The Prince of Wales will visit Dr Irina Bradley’s ‘Metamorphosis’ Icon Exhibition at the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, Mayfair, W1K 3AH. 

On arrival, His Royal Highness will be met by Father Dominic Robinson, the Church’s Parish Priest, and Dr. Irina Bradley of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. His Royal Highness will tour the exhibition and meet some of Dr. Bradley’s students, who have contributed to the exhibition. 

In the main church, The Prince will see some further iconography and meet Church representatives – including Orthodox priests – and parishioners. His Royal Highness will also meet representatives from the Church’s homeless service who have been supported. 

Dr Irina Bradley’s ‘Metamorphosis’ Exhibition 

Dr Irina Bradley’s latest exhibition, ‘Metamorphosis’ at Farm Street Church includes many new works never before seen in public, including a new icon of St Magnus the Martyr. There are over 70 icons in the exhibit, including works by her students. ‘Metamorphosis’ also features the triptych of Archangel Michael, Our Lady of Tenderness and the Archangel Gabriel which were previously on view at Buckingham Palace. 

One of the leading iconographers in the UK, Dr Bradley was awarded a doctorate by The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in 2015. She is a visiting tutor for the MA programme at the School. Her icons are in churches, private chapels and collections all over the world. 

The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts 

The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts exists to ensure that traditional arts and skills enrich our changing world. Courses are suitable for anyone interested in traditional arts. The pioneering postgraduate programmes (MA, MPhil and PhD) are based in the creative artistic practice of the traditional arts. The short courses, taster sessions and lectures are open to all. Outreach projects are run in more than twenty countries. The Harmony programme, designed for primary schools, gives young people a more holistic view of the world. Find out more. 

Farm Street Church 

Opened in 1849, Farm Street is the Jesuit Church in central London and the home of the Jesuits in Britain. The beauty of the church has always attracted people from far and wide. The church is historically renowned for receiving converts and as a centre for artists and writers. Former parishioners include Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene and GK Chesterton. The mission of Farm Street is to welcome everyone across all faiths and backgrounds, something their community recognises is needed now more than ever. 

During the pandemic, they further developed their outreach to the homeless, with projects in Trafalgar Square, Soho and on site together with civil society and other faith groups. Twice a week the Church provides an indoor meal for almost 50 guests and is currently leading a project to help the local Roma population with employment and health advice. 

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