From 17 May – 7 June, the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) will host a photographic exhibition in the Crypt of St Mary’s Cathedral, showcasing Catholic work in Australia today.
FAITH AT WORK, exhibited as part of Sydney’s Head On festival, is a collection of works from Australian photographer Oliver Strewe, depicting the varied works and ministries of the Catholic Church, and the people who facilitate them.
The exhibition is the culmination of a photographic essay, commissioned by CCER, which captures the range of Catholic work taking place throughout NSW and includes workplaces as diverse as Silverwater Women’s Correctional Facility and the closed order of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Goonellabah.
Tony Farley, Executive Director of CCER said of the project:
“For more than 200 years Catholic organisations have been part of the fabric of Australian society. They teach our children, care for the sick, create homes for the elderly and support the poor.
The Church in Australia employs over 180,000 people who work as teachers and nurses, doctors and accountants, cleaners and cooks and a multitude of other vocations. This exhibition is a unique showcase of the diversity of this work and unique connection between the spiritual and the everyday world of work.”
The official launch will be held on the evening of Thursday May 22 from 6pm-8pm. Guests can register for the official launch here.
More information can be found at: www.faithatwork2014.com