Registered Charity Number: No.1134265
Shieldfield Art Works (or ‘SAW’) is an arts organisation operating on the intersection of contemporary art, theological reflection and community activism. As a project of the Methodist Church, we are committed to understanding how these three spheres can interact and learn from each other. SAW believes art and creativity are integral parts of human life, and with art’s unique ability to articulate, question and enquire, we can enact positive change in our communities and the world.
We have a longstanding commitment to our community of Shieldfield, an area which has undergone rapid urban development. We support emerging artists by providing opportunities for development, exhibition and curatorial support. Socially Engaged Art is integral to our practice as an organisation and is often used to discuss, question and give voice to local and global issues.
SAW works with people of all faiths and none and we gladly welcome people of all backgrounds to participate in our programme.