No Horizons / Kairotic Moment – Julia MacLaurin



No Horizons   (1010mm x 1110m)

Kairotic Moment (983mm x 1006mm)



Earth (leaf compost), sand and acrylic on canvas



A member of the Transept group shared her experiences of working with refugees in Calais. She talked about the Kairotic moment. It resonated with me — that moment, one moment where timing is everything, a leap of faith. It became like a meditation which naturally unfolded. I invite you to listen to the recording below which describes the process that led to the Kairotic moment, which appears in Transpositions here.

An audio recording of a piece I wrote describing the process which led to the Kairotic Moment




I attended the Wimbledon College of Art Foundation course and am a graduate of Canterbury College of Art, Fine Arts.  I draw and paint from a place of not knowing. It’s instinctive. I find inspiration from nature, especially trees and the earth. When I draw, immediacy, aliveness, rhythm and feeling is what interests me. I like working collaboratively and realise the amazing possibilities when tapping into group energy with like minded artists. I have been part of and exhibited with the Transept group since 2019.



  • Karen is finishing a PhD program in the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts after careers in corporate management, consulting, and pastoral and theatre ministry. She explores theological and theatrical contexts of ’empty space’ and general human disposition toward it, with emphasis on improvisation (specifically Playback Theatre) and Holy Saturday. Since 2017, Karen has led or advised ITIA’s Transept group, a postgraduate-led group of multidisciplinary practicing artists. Karen was an editor for Transpositions from 2017 to 2022. As Editor-in-Chief, she fostered a closer partnership between Transpositions and Transept, hosted the In/break exhibition on the Transpositions site, and introduced regular series into the publishing schedule.